Marian Cheatham, author
For hardworking teen, Dee Pageau, the employee picnic will let her escape the drudgery of work and possibly find love with her best friend Mae’s brother, Karel. But in 1915 Chicago, girls don’t go on picnics without their mother’s approval. Unfortunately for Dee, Mama has had a premonition of disaster and forbids Dee from going. Forced to watch her friends leave without her, Dee defies Mama and rushes off to join Mae and Karel. But Dee’s joy soon turns to terror when the ship ferrying them to the picnic capsizes. Rescued from death not once but twice—by Karel and a mysterious sailor—Dee finds herself tested in unimaginable ways. What happens next turns out to be worse … and better … than anything Dee ever expected.