When the Hawthornes and Mitchells move from Hawthorne, Indiana to the long abandoned Hawthorne summer residence on Vargas Island, they find themselves torn between two worlds. Belonging neither to the secretive Druidic colony of Sanctuary Cove nor the townspeople of nearby Tofino, Matt and Gerallt’s friendship is tested by the prejudices and fears of each community as they seek a way to live in both worlds. Will the colony’s conservative elders accept the union of their two families, or will they banish the Mitchells forever? And will the boy’s discovery of the secrets of Sanctuary Cove unite them as brothers or drive them apart?
Most of the plot and the key characters have been worked out. The first few pages have been written.