1580: On the return voyage from Mexico, a Spanish galleon loaded with six tons of gold wrecks on a reef in the West Indies. An Arawak tribe rescues the lone survivor, a pious Franciscan monk. Father Simon accepts being marooned as his assignment from God to civilize these naked savages and use the gold for the His glory.
2002: It was to be a honeymoon in Saint Martin while awaiting her lover’s divorce… Abandoned, hidden away at Orient Beach, Zuzu wanted to die—had tried to die. After Legion and Lily Ana drag her ashore, they meld into a family—the family she had never had, grandparents for her unborn baby. Like sea glass washed onto the beach, the next wave will rearrange them, maybe bring something new, or wash them all back into the sea.
2023: Bud Legion rushes from college in the States to his home on the island of Saint Martin to search for his family after a worst-ever hurricane. Even picturesque Orient Beach where the Legion family owns a nudist resort is eroded to bedrock. Investigating baffling artifacts discovered in the rubble, Bud uncovers his own perplexing origin. Is Nicki, his pregnant wife, also his sister?