Where Two Seas Met
In this first book of Duvall and Shiloh: The Inheritance series, set in 1869, newlyweds Cheney Duvall and Shiloh Irons-Winslow choose to honeymoon aboard a ship bound for the Caribbean. Tropical storms cause them to go ashore, where they encounter a highly fatal, unknown illness. Dr. Duvall attends the sick, but the island’s population and all of the ship’s crew are quarantined. Surprisingly, living among the small island’s few families is the New Yorker, Bain Winslow, opponent of Cheney and conflict interest for Shiloh. Bain’s disapproval of Shiloh’s business inheritance continues even as his plantation faces the plague.
This inspirational novel is ideal for those who appreciate stories of faith and happy marriage. Readers should be forewarned that the novel contains vivid descriptions of the plague. While well written, the book is not difficult reading. Both teenagers and adults will be drawn to the story, which combines romance with Cheney’s first adventure at sea.