In 1774 there were valid reasons why Katrina, a colonist, and Stephen, a major loyal to King George, should not enter into a relationship. As they got to know each other they found a love they could not evade. Against all odds, they married and had a daughter. There were no limitations to their love and devotion. Then, tragedy struck. Two hundred and fifty years later an act of terrorism stole Etienne's sight. As a professional photographer, he no longer felt whole. A risky surgical procedure might restore his vision, but if it didn't he might end up in worse shape. His service dog, Jake, was in part responsible for his meeting Catherine. Both are independent and protective of their hearts. Even so, a relationship that could be defined as friendship developed. Considering Etienne's situation, he struggled with even that. Rapidly the friendship added another dimension and things became complicated.
The author brings to readers the epic love stories of her well presented protagonists. The connection between the two couples is revealed as the multilayered story moves forward. Readers are immediately immersed in the beautifully told narrative. Even amid difficult and trying times, there is often witty dialogue and moments of humor. The story moves back and forth between the two time periods effortlessly. SECOND SIGHT has everything anyone would want in a love story. Highly recommended.
Can love between two souls be so strong that it withstands the tragic death sentence of history to rise again in a more auspicious time and place? And if so, what if those two unknowing souls are so wary of disappointment that they refuse to see the possibility of a new beginning?
The passion between Stephen, a British major loyal to King George, and Katrina, who believes her fellow colonists are justified in rebellion, is instantaneous, joyous, and all-consuming. Katrina’s family despises her relationship with the hated Redcoat, but the two find such happiness in each other’s arms that they believe their love can survive any difficulty. Amidst the beauty of the Hudson Valley and the looming threat of war, they cling to each other and to the hope that both sides will see reason.
Fast forward 250 years. Catherine and Etienne are determined to avoid the entanglements and pain that love and relationships can cause. Safe in her predictable suburban life and content with her work, Catherine wants nothing to do with passion or commitment. Angry and resentful after a terrorist bombing steals his eyesight and derails his career as a photojournalist, Etienne tries to retreat further behind the walls he’s always had in place around his heart.
As soon as the two meet, however, the barriers they have so carefully constructed are eroded by passion, laughter, and a strangely instantaneous intimacy. When dangerous choices threaten to tear them apart in an echo of Stephen and Katrina’s fate, Catherine and Etienne are forced to choose: is it better to remain safe and alone, or to risk everything for love?