From the back cover: "In the tranquil waters of the Caribbean, Katie Thompson found a peaceful haven for her storm-tossed heart.
Glamorous Giselle Vallon, part owner of Wallace-Tyler Tour and Travel Agency, was determined to snag handsome David Wallace for herself. And Katie Thompson knew it! What's more, David and Giselle were the ideal couple-well traveled, charming, poised, and heart-stoppingly attractive.
What chance was there for Katie - a mere novice in matters of business - or love - against the shrewd and calculating maneuvers of a blonde goddess? But Katie's discovery of faith was to send her dreams soaring - on wings of love!"
I've had this book for a number of years and read it several times. The love story is somewhat predictable and has some cliches in it, for instance, Giselle's character of the bombshell blonde with the perfect body, bent on keeping the hero and heroine apart is seriously overdone these days. Do keep in mind though, this book was written in '83, so some things weren't so overdone then (can't believe that was 23 years ago!)
What I loved about this book: The islands, ocean and cruise ship are beautifully described. David has competition too - a married but separated man named Bob. Ella & Edwin Goodman (a definite last name pun) are wonderful characters and warmed my heart.
Some other things I disliked: The illustration on the front cover. I thought it was nothing like I pictured the characters to be. Walt Zelt's cliche character - the drunken, married guy who thrusts himself on young unmarried women.
Overall, I enjoyed the book and thought it ended wonderfully. Hope you enjoy it, too.