When Eliza Barnes was growing up in the lobstering village of Little Harbor, Maine, she could haul a trap and row a skiff with the best of them--but she'd always known she'd leave that life behind. Now she's settled in the high-society circle of an affluent Massachusetts town with her husband and two daughters. But when her father--a widowed lobsterman--injures himself in a boating accident, Eliza returns to her hometown to come to his aid. When she arrives in Maine, she discovers her father's situation is more dire than he let on. Her homecoming is further complicated by the reemergence of her first love--and the repercussions of their shared secret. Then Eliza meets Mary Brown, a seventeen-year-old local who is at a crossroad of her own, and Eliza can't help but wonder what her life would have been like if she'd stayed. By turns poignant, incisive, and laugh-out-loud funny, The Captain's Daughter is an unforgettable novel about the choices we make and the consequences we face in their wake.
About the Author
Meg Mitchell Moore is the author of the novels The Admissions, The Arrivals, and So Far Away. She worked for several years as a journalist for a variety of publications. She lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with her husband and three daughters. www.megmitchellmoore.com