Great love story as well as family healing. Plenty of excitement and drama to keep the reader involved through the book. Well written, great description of location and characters which enables the reader to feel as though they were part of the the story.
I loved the characters in this book: The principled, newly-wed husband, the tender bride, the Christian captain, the scarred old slave who was a hero just by living his faith, even the dubious other family members of the groom!
This exciting story of adventure is inspired by a true story of the mid-1800's of a steamship that did go down off the eastern coast of the U.S., loaded with tons of gold from the California gold strike and a newly married couple on their honeymoon among the passengers. The men on that ship did put the women in the lifeboats and were left to sink with the ship.
This is a story of courage and love for fellowman that will inspire your heart to be brave and true in the face of horrific adversity and to yearn to ever lean, yourself, into the all-knowing, all-loving heart of the Savior. Enjoy the ride!