by Timothy Lewis
In the summer of 1966, stage and film star Mick McFarland is one of America’s most popular celebrities. When his pregnant fiancée is brutally murdered by a sniper hidden atop the University of Texas Tower, Mick disappears deep into the coastal Louisiana swampland to rethink his life.
A year passes before the tabloids discover his location, so he escapes across the Gulf of Mexico in a refurbished sailboat. During a freak tropical storm, he shipwrecks off Padre Island, Texas. Mick’s rescued by Julia Lawrence, a former Dallas waitress who—three years earlier—fled to the same obscure island due to a frightening personal connection with the assassination of JFK.
Mick and Julia become friends. Both desire a deeper relationship, though are blocked by the baggage of their pasts. When a major hurricane batters Padre, they cling to the ancient Mayan legend in their struggle to find faith, forgiveness, and perhaps even … love.
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