By Emilie Loring
With the sudden collapse of the world they knew, largely due to their father’s physical and financial crash, Pamela and her brother, Terrence, decide to move him to the cottage on Cape Cod.
Pamela had been left the cottage by her grandmother … a wise woman who always had ‘Fair Tomorrow’ on the tip of her lips when needed.
Torn from her passion as a writer, Pamela decides to turn the cottage into a restaurant … they badly needed the money and she had to keep the bailiffs away. Terrence did his share by focusing on the farming aspects. Pamela’s oysters were becoming quite popular and her clientele were growing in numbers, with repeat customers. She couldn’t have been happier.
All she now needed was for her father to pick up and get over the loss of his new wife, Cecile. A most cunning woman, she accuses Pamela for the lack of financial support. With keeping the bailiffs at bay and faced with the scorn from her father, the last thing she needs is for her step-mother to drag her into court, with the prospect of losing the cottage she inherited from her beloved grandmother.
However, fate played its part when she met Scott Mallory, one her customers during a Thanksgiving dinner. Mallory is a lawyer and one she turns to when things start to take a menacing turn with Cecile.
Against a background of the incomparable Cape Cod sea and sky and silver sand dunes, in charming old houses, in a dingy court room – the life lines of these real people cross and tangle.
Emilie Loring was an American romance author who started writing in 1914 and continued writing until her death in 1951. Following her death, her sons, who published some unfinished material they found at her estate. The ghost-writer was Elinore Denniston.