“She stood from the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin rapidly hot, heavy air. She took a stride back, then two, because the urge to operate fell over her.”
Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the evening she followed her father to the woods. In freeing the lady trapped within the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and created him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes.
Now an excellent photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she’s got found a location that calls to her, a rambling old house looking for repair, 1000s of miles far from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wishes to embrace the solitude, nevertheless the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up up—especially the determined Xander Keaton.
Naomi can appear her defenses failing, and understands that the connection her new life offers is one thing she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father could become an obsession, and, as she’s learned repeatedly, her past is rarely more than a nightmare away.