Kate Manion is a dreamer mired in the real world. She’d dreamed of being a painter. Finding herself in charge of her family, she works in an office instead. So when she is given the gift of a week’s vacation on an old-fashioned tall ship, she can be forgiven for succumbing to fantasy. Especially when she finds herself caught in the sights of the captain of the ship, Englishman Jack Whelan.
Jack Whelan has escaped the real world. What greater fantasy could an Englishman live than captaining a historic tall ship through the Caribean? But even a dreamer can become lonely. In a wonderful coincidence, just as Jack is deciding what he wants to do next, he meets Kate, frustrated artist and a woman dying to break out of the prison of normal life. But does she have the courage to escape such responsibility? Does he love her enough to choose her no matter what? Or will they each miss the chance at real love?