Like the sea she loved, Adam Gaunt was a compelling force, sweeping Rachel Dean far from her proper home in Victorian England to the wild American frontier on an adventure beyond compare. Hers is a journey of daring dreams and driving passions; a breathtaking passage across oceans and a vast continent. Touched by tragedy, tested by scandal, she meets the challenge to survive with a will that carries her beyond her dreams, to claim the magnificent promise that is a woman's greatest triumph.
I learned to greatly dislike our hero, and truly never forgave him, even by the end of the story. The story begins when Rachel is just a child and follows her to Victorian England, and then to the frontiers of America.