Temple more lavish than ever in this storm-tossed tale of Erik, a viking in spirit, and his two girls, the one who brought him torment and the one who brought him peace. Erik was brought up in North Dikota, but the lure of the sea was in his blood. Amelis, the girl next door, is forgotten, when he meets Nancy at Gloucester, where they share their love of the sea, and Erik is caught in the net of her charm. But eventually, he finds that his true love is for Amelie. More substantial than Temple Balley's recent novels, with a saga motif. Dependable rentals.