Will the scars of her past keep her from loving again...if she can stay alive long enough to do so?
Heather Kaminsky returns to Bethany Beach, Delaware with its farms, boardwalk, and freedom and her Great Aunt Ruby Wellington's house. She's there to help her dying aunt, but she doesn't even think she can help herself, after surviving a brutal attack and quitting her corporate job in her 30s.
Roark Smith, local handyman and her summer love from the past, is also a changed person - so much so that Heather doesn't recognize the fun-loving college student she once kissed. The caretaker of Pelican House, Landon Wallace, tempts her with his wounds, both physical and emotional, as a fellow sufferer on the journey of life, but can he be trusted? Heather will learn that Pelican House itself has secrets that someone will do anything to keep.