Lieutenant Liam Doherty has spent his life in the shadow of his famous friend, Captain Brendan Merrick. Now in his sunset years, the Irish mariner is content to watch over his late friend’s family and live his life with carefree abandon. He doesn’t want change, and he doesn’t need shaking up. But there’s that widow down in Baltimore he just can’t forget….
Beautiful Annis Cutter is fiercely independent. She’s a woman of means, but in her heart of hearts she dreams of falling in love even as she watches her youth fade away. When Liam Doherty sails back into her ordered life in Baltimore, he awakens her passions and memories of a summer romance left unfinished. Two stubborn people, both set in their ways. Two hearts yearning for their own happily-ever-after. And a family of scheming matchmakers who want nothing more than to see the two of them together. Can they find happiness at this stage in their lives, or is it too late for love?