Ann Victoria Roberts is one of the best fiction writers I’ve ever read. Her story is handled with such skill and descriptive power that it’s hard to put down. The story focuses on a young woman and her love affair with Bram Stoker, a married man spending time away from his marriage on the coast of Whitby, England. Damaris learns hard lessons about love, passion and betrayal, while Stoker, a writer, utilizes his spare time exploring the legends and wrecks at sea, which he later incorporates into his novel about Dracula. Fortunately Damaris matures after being abandoned and left to face the future alone. I heartily recommend it to other writers and to readers who enjoy English fiction.