When handsome newcomer William Kale darkens the doorway of Winship and Carson and commissions the construction of a magnificent new sail ship, he instantly captures the attention of Craven Winship’s foolhardy but impressionable young daughter Melora. Feeling trapped by the expectations of her father, and intimidated by the advances of her hapless colleague Jaspher, Melora is drawn to Kale’s worldliness, fine looks, and ready wit. But who exactly is William Kale? And is he all that he claims to be?
“Port Royal in Pirates of the Caribbean meets Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd.”
Pam Gruber, Assistant Editor at Little, Brown.