Tibbie Buchanan was a heavenly beauty, yet some still whispered about her sins. Her glorious honey-colored hair wouldn't stay hidden under her bonnet. Her drab dresses couldn't hide her alluring curves. Once she'd loved a man who'd ruined her. Now a gifted healer and herbalist, an angel to the sick, she swore she'd neve surrender to passion again.
Life on the frontier had taught Nick Mackinnon some hard lessons. Orphaned young, he'd left Texas to learn a shipbuilder's trade. Richer, lonelier, he came back to realize his dream—a seagoing dynasty. And now Tibbie was part of that dream. But Tibbie had loved before, had known the sting of betrayal, the burden of shame. She would flee from love and the man who ached to free her, the man who saw her imprisoned in the past, an exquisite...Angel In Marble.
With her big dreams and flair for the flamboyant, Lizzle Robinson is a feisty child, besotted by the lazy charm of the most eligible bachelor on Nantucket. She had loved him forever. To Travis Mackinnon, Lizzie is nothing more than a delightfully outrageous imp: whenever they meet she does something foolish.
Then Lizzie's reputation is so tarnished that she is banished to Boston for some much-needed taming. She returns to Nantucket, no longer Lizzie but Elizabeth—a proper lady who steps into Travis' life once again. Travis can't help but see the beautiful woman she has become.
But their forced marriage drives them apart, and Elizabeth learns to live without him. She can never imagine that the dark and disturbing man who abandoned her on her wedding night will someday walk down a sandy stretch of beach and back into her life. For how can she know that time will turn his bitterness to love? And that obsessed by the woman he cannot forget, Travis will set out to win her for good, willing to do anything for the love he so carelessly cast aside?