Abbey's Tale is a beautiful, poignant love story set in New England just after the Civil War. The hero, Jeremy McKetcheon is an Irish American who was scarred both physically and emotionally in the Civil War. He becomes a reclusive lighthouse keeper on an island off the coast of Maine. He never expects to find love and acceptance. The heroine, Abbey Morrison, is a beautiful blind woman who "sees" the world through the intricate driftwood carvings that Jeremy creates. She wants to meet the artist. When she and her father are cast into the sea during a storm, Jeremy sees them from the lighthouse and attempts to rescue them. What happens next, changes all of their lives forever.