Betsy Elliott is a match for the cold northeast winds that
rattle windows and carry Newfoundland sailors away to their deaths. Forced into
service after her father’s death, married at eighteen to a much older man, she’s
become as hard as the rocks that line the shores of her island home. Talented,
brilliant, and hard – working, she will do anything to make things go her way
in the life she’s been forced to live.