Boston seamstress Juliette Lacroix is swept away to a tiny New England island ... where her heart falls to a Fairbourne who has turned his back on his own loving family.
Washed ashore on a deserted beach by a storm at sea, the lovely woman has no idea of who she is or where she came from; she knows only that her name is Juliette. Though one thing is as clear as the morning sky: the handsome stranger who rescued her arouses in her a passion that she has never before experienced.
For five years, in the wake of his young wife's death, the embittered Daniel Fairbourne has lived alone on Nantucket Island. But when he finds Juliette unconscious on the sand and tends her back to health, his sleeping heart reawakens. Sheltered in Daniel's tiny cottage, they discover a rare and wondrous love. But as Juliette's memory returns, Daniel knows that she will one day go back to the world outside his cottage walls--a world that Daniel has little desire to rejoin.