Kent Island, Maryland: A ghost story set in Worthington Cove.
Bethany Hendren, development director for a community college in Oklahoma City, retreats to Worthington Cove, a childhood summer haven on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, to reevaluate her life. She plans to stay for a week in the town’s historic Horatio House bed and breakfast and reconnect with her Aunt Ginny as she maps a path forward after her fiancé’s infidelity leaves her doubting her self-worth and wary of relationships.
She discovers on the first night of her stay that she bears a striking resemblance to the woman in the eighteenth-century portrait hanging in her room at the inn. She doesn’t give it too much thought until later, when she encounters a man claiming to be her husband, Samuel Watts—the home’s owner during the 1770s.
Is Samuel an imposter? Or just a figment of her imagination? He certainly can’t be who he says he is, because that would mean he is a ghost. And Bethany knows that ghosts aren’t real.
Or are they?