Lorena Huntley is the daughter of a shipbuilder and takes care of her brother, Drew. He was adopted by her father after he was abandoned. Captain Brogan Talvis was in an orphan asylum when he was a child. He was scolded for things like giving his food away to a starving alley cat and holding a new orphan in his arms as she cried. He has a deep attachment to Drew that Lorena can’t totally understand. Lorena sponsors a ship confidentially after she was asked by Brogan. Brogan started having feelings for Lorena after he asks her to sponsor the ship, although he doesn’t want to be swayed by charm and beauty. When one of the characters in this book becomes missing the story moves into a series of events that will most likely keep readers tuned in until the very end.