Elise Wright enjoys her Great Lakes life onboard her father's ship, the Mary Elise. She gets to fulfill a promise to her late mother as she keeps an eye on her father and the grief he bears, while serving as cook on the boat. In committing herself to this lifestyle, she may forfeit her own chance at love and a family of her own.
Nick Clark is hired on as the Mary Elise's first made while he is struggling to forget his own guild over a wrong decision made while he was captain of another ship, and he quickly connects with the attractive cook over their common struggles.
When a rough new sailor makes an inappropriate pass at Elise, her father sees it as a misunderstanding and offers a second chance. Other odd behaviors alert Nick's suspicions. As clues to the sailor's dark past begin to emerge, an even mor immediate danger swells up around them. Forced to confront their greatest fears, Nick and Elise will have to rely on their faith and each other to see them through.