Victoria Donnelly is, as always, a failure. With five years of failed courtships behind her and the calendar inching closer to another birthday, Victoria’s determined to redeem herself and snag a proposal from a wealthy childhood acquaintance, Gilbert Sinclair. But returning to Eagle Harbor stirs up long forgotten memories. And worse, old affection for her betrothed’s enemy.
Elijah Cummings has loved Victoria for fifteen years. But fishermen’s sons don’t marry shipping barons’ daughters. He knows it. She knows it. The entire town knows it. Resolved to keep his distance from Victoria, Elijah focuses on establishing a much needed life-saving station, risking his own life by rescuing sailors stuck aboard shipwrecks.
He knows how to save drowning sailors, but how is he to save a woman from the biggest mistake of her life—without destroying both their hearts in the process?
I liked this book quite a bit. I thought the character’s were quite believable. I wanted to punch a few people in the nose, and give hugs to others. I found myself rooting for Victoria and Elijah. Each of them had something that they needed to accomplish. Victoria needs to see herself how God sees her instead of focusing on the failure. Elijah needs to build a successful rescue station but has to overcome many obstacles . It took a lot of courage and strength to do that. I don’t know a lot about boat rescues. This book helped me understand the importance of being prepared for any kind of rescue. I am always glad to learn something new with each book i read.
I look forward to reading more books by Naomi Rawlings.