Endorsed by the Key West Art and Historical Society
Whatever is a lady to do when a future duke is only interested in her dowry?
Salvaged Love is the story of a young girl’s journey into womanhood and her need to carve a place for herself in her small island community and in the heart of her husband. Set in 1828 at the cusp of Key West’s rise to wealth from ship salvaging, the story blends facts and fiction to entertain and highlight the fascinating history of Key West, Florida.
Nineteen year old Abigail Bennington eagerly accepts her father’s invitation to sail to the Caribbean in a desperate need to escape an unwanted proposal. Their six month holiday goes awry when they become stranded in Key West, a newly settled island at the entrance of the Gulf of Mexico. Abby becomes enchanted with the tiny island and its residents until circumstances force her father to insist she marry. Now locked in matrimony, can the young couple’s burgeoning love survive resentment and isolation?
This is the first book in the generational series Love in Key West. It is a complete story and can be read as a single book, however, much as we are our own story tied to those before and after us, so is this book tied to those that will follow.