A girl comes of age in a small, seaside community close to Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base during the early days of World War II. In spite of warnings from her father, she falls in love with a handsome, young Marine. Then he goes off to war and leaves her behind and pregnant. Her father intercepts her lover's letters from the front and she doesn't hear from him. She bears their son and raises him alone. She becomes a successful businesswoman but she never forgets the love she shared with her son's father. Filled with many twists and turns and told in the down east, North Carolina, dialect, this is a story of faith and love and determination. Does she ever find her Marine? Read it and find out for yourself.