"All that Nathaniel Boyd wants is to be left alone on his Cap Cod salt marsh. His hopes of marriage with Meredith Butler died years ago, not long after the accidental death of his youngest brother Jacob. When their father asks the brothers to sail a schooner down from Boston to Yarmouth Port harbor, an unexpected passenger causes chaos for all the Boyds. Into this unsettled atmosphere their father dies, further churning the world as they know it. and forcing Nathaniel to take command and sail his own ship." -- Provided by publisher.