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One Grand Ship. Two love affairs, decades apart. An idyllic summer resort town torn apart by class struggles, tragic loss, betrayal and murder.
Jonathan McKendry, the poor son of a local boatyard owner in a 1940's northern Michigan resort town, is falling in love with Emily Compton, the daughter of a wealthy family who summer in Charlevoix and own the grand ship, the EmmaLee. As class differences and family pressures threaten any hope of the relationship succeeding, a shocking crime shatters their dreams of being together and throws them into a desperate search for a brutal killer.
In a parallel story in present-day, Sally Thomason, a descendant of the Compton's, is thrilled to join the Charlevoix community in welcoming back the family's old yacht, the EmmaLee after decades away. When she meets Alex Clark, the new owner of the ship, her life takes a drastic turn that threatens her current relationship and dredges up past memories of a tragic event that continues to haunt her. As Sally and Alex grow closer, they search for common ground to move beyond the past and build new lives together.
The Seasons of the EmmaLee plays out against a beautiful scenic backdrop and compelling historical context while exploring the deep emotions of tragic love and loss, and the chilling effects of evil that often lie just beneath the surface of our fragile lives.
Amazon Five Star reviews for The Seasons of the EmmaLee
- "…an absolute delight!"
- "…the perfect summer read!"
- "… beautifully written!"
Praise for Michael Lindley novels
"… Lindley is a masterful storyteller, effortlessly moving between past and present."
"… his work reads elegantly and is artfully crafted."
"… beautifully merges storylines of then and now."
"… a rising talent."
About the Author
Michael Lindley's first three novels have debuted to strong critical and commercial success, each set in an idyllic locale and compelling historical context. His stories chronicle families and relationships challenged by seemingly overwhelming forces, yet offer redeeming outcomes of enduring love and commitment.