Joanna has convinced herself she's left the past behind. But coming back to Tidewater has resurrected best-forgotten emotions. She'd assumed Cole's ailing father simply wanted to beg her forgiveness--after all, the family had destroyed her marriage to Cole.
But the powerful patriarch believes Joanna can heal the rift between father and son. And once again the elegant South Carolina plantation becomes her prison--Joanna's trapped by a hostile family AND by feelings for Cole that the years have only managed to intensify.
JOANNA HAS CONVINCED HERSELF SHE'S LEFT THE PAST BEHIND. BUT COMING BACK TO TIDEWATER HAS RESURRECTED BEST-FORGOTTEN EMOTIONS. SHE'D ASSUMED COLE'S AILING FATHER SIMPLY WANTED TO BEG HER FORGIVENESS---AFTER ALL, THE FAMILY HAD DESTROYED HER MARRIAGE TO COLE.
BUT THE POWERFUL PATRIARCH BELIEVES JOANNA CAN HEAL THE RIFT BETWEEN FATHER AND SON. AND ONCE AGAIN THE ELEGANT SOUTH CAROLINA PLANTATION BECOMES HER PRISON--JOANNA'S TRAPPED BY A HOSTILE FAMILY AND BY FEELINGS FOR COLE THAT THE YEARS HAVE ONLY MANAGED TO INTENSIFY.