Synopses & Reviews
Sarah Turner tends the lock on the Lehigh Canal in Walnutport, Pennsylvania. She'd like nothing better than to get away from the canal, having enough of it as a child when she led the mules that pulled her father's boat. But being a widow with three small children, she seems to have no other option. Sarah isn't looking for love again, but should she ever find it, she knows it could never be with a canal man. Elias Brooks has left his newspaper job in Easton to captain the canal boat bequeathed to him by his grandfather. When he stops at the lock, Elias meets Sarah, a pretty woman with determination and courage, and her three children, who seem eager for his attention. Could a woman like her ever look past the ugly red birthmark on the side of his face and see the heart within? Sarah's side job is baking bread for boatmen. . .and one good-looking blacksmith named Patrick O'Grady. Who will unlock the key to Sarah's heart--the boatman or the blacksmith?
A widow must choose between a boatman and a blacksmith. Sarah Turner, a widowed lock tender who has resolved to find a way off the canal. But when she and her three children meet the easy-going captain Elias Brooks, her determination begins to falter. Should she follow the dictates of her heart or the logic of her mind? The canal boat captain is certain no woman will ever see beyond the ugly red birthmark on his face - which didn't seem to matter much until he met Sarah. Will he work up the courage to pursue her? Or will the handsome blacksmith propose before Elias finds the key to unlock Sarah's tender heart?
Sarah's side job is baking bread for boatmen. . .and one good-looking blacksmith named Patrick O'Grady. Who will unlock the key to Sarah's heart--the boatman or the blacksmith?