Can she withstand the storms of life that blow her way?
Womack's family is much smaller since scarlet fever killed her mother
and two of her siblings. She's dedicated her modest life in Duluth,
Minnesota, to holding the remains of her fractured family together,
caring for her father and younger brother. But it is hard not to be
overrun by worry when her father is often gone on long fishing trips,
their livelihood coming from the waters of the temperamental and
sometimes deadly Lake Superior.
Luke Carson has come to Duluth
to help shepherd the arrival of the railroad to the city's port, and
he's eager to be reunited with his brother and sister-in-law, who
recently moved there and are expecting their first child. Competition
for the railroad is fierce, with the neighboring city of Superior,
Wisconsin, fighting for the tracks to come through their town instead.
But the real danger lies in a man who has followed Luke across the
country with revenge on his mind.
When tragedy brings Gloriana
and Luke together, they help each other through their grief and soon
find their lives inextricably linked. If they survive the trials ahead,
could it be possible they've been destined for each other all along?
"Peterson delivers a touching tale of love built out of shared grief in
this enjoyable first installment of the Ladies of the Lake series. . . .
Peterson creates a memorable romance between Luke and Gloriana that's
rooted in mutual hardship and renewed faith. This series is off to a
strong start."--Publishers Weekly