Michael O'Fallen simply wants to survive. A poor Irish boy living in post-Civil War New York, the events of one horrible night send him running far south to unsettled Florida and an unplanned marriage with a girl he doesn't know. Now, he must protect her from the lust and greed of evil men and figure out how to make their escape. Will the dangers and perils they face tear their marriage apart? Or will he finally find true love and redemption?
Gio twisted his shoulders, jerking himself upright, and hooked a foot around the door frame. One last try. There had to be a way out. "Sergeant," he shouted. "Stay strong. Don't give up." Don't give up. God, help me. God. He would answer. Somewhere there was a purpose in this. But his doubts rose higher each time Sergeant screamed his name. Giovanni Cavatelli simply wants to survive this one hour balloon flight. Never mind the girl he's flying is antagonistic, overbearing, and stubborn.