Torn between family loyalty and their deep affection for one another, Rafe Easton and Eden Derrington strike an agreement that will bring them together after one final year of pursuing their dreams. For Eden, those dreams involve dangerous medical research with her father, and spending time with the mother she never knew – a leper on Moloka’i.
Rafe’s dreams are equally noble – managing the family estates and serving in the Legislature – until both begin to unravel. Revolution threatens the fragile calm of Hawaii’s sovereignty, and the man who murdered Rafe’s father now threatens the lives of Rafe’s mother and adopted son. With love, danger, and political upheaval demanding his attention, Rafe must commit to a course of action without second thoughts.
Love, beauty, and blessing – the perfect “happily ever after” to a Hawaiian romance – unravel in the Hawaiian Islands of 1892. What will this mean for Rafe and Eden, caught in the Hawaiian Crosswinds?