Elsa Anders’s dream of marrying Peder Ramstad is about to come true. But can this independent, strong-willed woman with her own creative
gifts — a love for travel, painting, and the sea — find happiness
with a captain who insists upon leaving her safely on shore?

their home in Norway behind, Elsa and Peder embark on a new life with their closest friends, including: Kaatje Jansen, a woman
seeking a new beginning for the sake of her marriage and for the child
growing within her; Elsa’s sister Tora, a sly young vixen who knows
exactly what she wants — and exactly how to get it; and Karl Martensen, a
man torn between his friendship for Peder and a forbidden, secret love
for Elsa, a man tormented by emotions that threaten to ruin them all.