From the back of the book-
Though bitter enemies for over a century, the Lancien and Carnie families could not stay apart-for passion and hate are two sides of one coin. Now lovely Linnet Lancien is drawn to sea captain Drake Carnie during an arduous voyage to exotic Macao.
Only the legend of seven laterns-and Drake's search for them-can destroy Linnet's love. The laterns disappeared with Linnet's mother, who ran off years ago with a sea captain named Carnie. The Lanciens banished her but took care of her young daughter. And now a lovestruck Linnet may be following in her mother's footsteps.