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Alice Lind Frank never forgot the boy she loved when she was just six years old, even after he was lost at sea. Now a young woman, Alice has found happiness in living and working with her grandparents, and in the affections of Clarence Hielott, the wealthy shipyard owner who intends to make Alice his bride. When a ragged sailor appears in town, Alice is reminded of the young boy who once held her heart. Upon learning that the sailor is in fact her childhood love, Caleb, she finds herself yearning to trust him again. But Clarence refuses to let this ghost from the past destroy his plans for the future. He exposes the secrets of Caleb's past and Alice realizes that the boy she once knew is now a man with a dark history. Soon Caleb and Clarence are locked in a fierce competition for Alice's heart. Can Alice trust Caleb with her heart once more? And what will she do about Clarence? Action, adventure, and most of all, romance, make By Love or By Sea a thrilling and emotional love story you won't soon forget.
Plunged into a musical family at birth, Rachel Rager was exposed to the excitement and magic of musical theater throughout her childhood. Starry-eyed, she attended college musical rehearsals with her pianist mother, imagining herself as the heroine in the spotlight. She was a hopeless romantic from the start. Rachel's own musical gifts motivated her through college, and she now holds a vocal performance degree in operatic singing. She has loved writing romance novels for over six years. Creative writing has served as a beautiful escape from the emotional rigors of raising her family.Rachel currently lives in Casper, Wyoming with her handsome husband—the love of her life. There she enjoys curling up by a blazing fire with a good book, getting her own creative thoughts on paper, and singing until the coyotes start howling. She also loves picnics in the park and being a mom to three future starlets.