The novel "In Search of a Soul", by Dannie C. Hill is a beautiful story about the redemptive powers of love. The prose is poetic, rich with detail and paints a vivid portrait of life at sea.
Douglas is an ex Navy Seal dealing with blocked memories from a violent death he was responsible for in the middle-east. He spends his days sailing around the world in search of an escape from his past.
He finds a young girl adrift at sea and rescues her. As he slowly nurses her back to health both he and the girl let their natural defenses down and begin to share their stories. She helps him deal with the hidden memories and get past them. When she is suddenly taken from him he is forced to fight his demons and take action to get her back.
This is a compelling story that will touch your heart. For this non-sailor, some of the sailing lingo was a bit hard to understand, but it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the novel.