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The Seasons of the EmmaLee

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The Seasons of the EmmaLee

The Seasons of the EmmaLee takes you back to the idyllic resort town of Charlevoix, Michigan in the years before and after World War II, to share the life of Emily Compton, a young woman of privilege whose family owns the magnificent cruising yacht, the EmmaLee. Jonathan McKendry, son of a local boatyard owner, finds himself tragically drawn into their world by his fascination for the great ship and attraction to the Compton's daughter, Emily. Their story is one of unexpected love, betrayal, murder and redemption, bringing the two cultures crashing together while creating an even greater divide.

The story simultaneously tracks the meeting of two people decades later who are drawn together by the return of the EmmaLee to Charlevoix. Sally Thomason, a descendant of the family that first owned the ship, struggles with a tragedy linked to her family's history. She meets Alex Clark, the new owner of the EmmaLee, and as their relationship grows they search for common ground to help each other move beyond the past to build new lives.

This compelling first novel from Michael Lindley plays out against a beautiful scenic backdrop and historical context. It explores the deep and often complex emotions of class differences, family betrayal and shattered dreams.

The Seasons of the EmmaLee
by Michael Lindley

  • Publication Date: March 30, 2007
  • Paperback: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Sage River Press
  • ISBN-10: 0979467004
  • ISBN-13: 9780979467004