In this sequel to the classic story of "The Seasons of the EmmaLee", Michael Lindley revisits the idyllic resort community of Charlevoix, Michigan. "On Past Horton Creek" continues the saga of the McKendry's, the Compton's and George Hansen, now in the 1950's, as well as the love affair of Alex Clark and Sally Thomason and the magnificent cruising yacht, the EmmaLee, in present day. "On Past Horton Creek" is the tale of two parallel stories, bridging time and a vast cultural divide. In the early 1950's, a scandalous assault late one night in the dunes along the beach sets off a series of events that pits lawyer George Hansen, defending a local Native American boy, against the elite summer residents of Charlevoix. At the same time, Jonathan McKendry, now married to physician Emily Compton McKendry, finds himself desperately struggling to save his wife and a young family from a wretched and murderous father. In the modern day story, George Hansen looks down from his passing into the next world to see the events that develop in the search for his killer, as well as the challenges faced by the Clark family as Alex Clark tries to save his business empire and his marriage; and daughter Megan lets her infatuation for a young local boy alienate the summer families that she thought were her friends. Connor Harris also returns to create new problems with plans to develop an unpopular and ecologically unfriendly real estate development on the lake.