(a true story)
As the wind howls outside on a cold winter night, teenagers Nicole and Brian decide that as soon as they’re adults, they’re ditching the dismal Denver suburb winters and moving south to a tropical island.
Sixteen years later, Nicole and Brian are married, have two young children, a mortgage, two cars, and a dog. But they never forgot their dream. Nicole earned a commercial pilot certificate so she could fly puddle jumpers around the Caribbean islands. Brian climbed the ranks of local kitchens and is now executive chef at a popular and successful restaurant. For their tenth wedding anniversary, they take a “research trip” to their ideal paradise: a 5-room, off-the-grid Caribbean beachfront resort, surrounded by lush mountains, reachable only by boat.
As the boat turns into the horseshoe-shaped bay, it’s more stunning than the photos. Snorkeling and diving off the beach is spectacular. Visiting yachts moor overnight in the bay. A topnotch restaurant serves meals al fresco while hummingbirds flit about. Dozens of tropical fruit varieties grow on the property.
Little do Nicole and Brian know that four months later, they’ll be back on a plane, moving to the island to run their dream resort with their children, all their possessions in Denver sold.
On the very night of their arrival, Nicole and Brian are hit with shocking news, and thus they begin what will become, the most unpredictable adventure of their life.
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