On Our Shelves Now
Lorna Jacobs grew up surfing Hawaii's challenging waves alongside her wave-obsessed mother, Alex, until a fateful day at the Pipeline shattered their connection. Lorna still remembers how she went over the falls at the deadly wave and nearly drowned while Alex surfed on, uncaring. That day, Lorna began to separate herself from the toxic relationship, a painful process that would take years. Meanwhile, Alex still invited her on surfing trips, and Lorna moved in with her navy father and studied to become a doctor. On the eve of starting medical school, Alex invites Lorna to her latest discovery, a secret wave that's "off the map." But Lorna can't be her mother's sidekick anymore, and turns her down. The shock is clear on Alex's face, and just like that, she disappears from Lorna's life.
Six years later, Lorna, now an Emergency Room Resident, takes a surf vacation in Fiji, where she falls for Joe, a fellow surfer with big dreams. Just when Lorna thinks she's found paradise, a phone call.