In the spring of 1970, Margaret Gabriel is a carefree young woman destined for college and new adventures. But her father’s sudden illness alters her life, and she’s propelled into a marriage full of duplicity, violence, and despair. As her world collapses, Margaret is forced to abandon all of her hopes and dreams.
Nicholas Avellino, a college freshman, carries a deep sadness over the death of his mom when he was a young boy. His only memory of her is watching the sunset together on the beach at Rock Harbor.
When a sign from a dove unites Margaret and Nicholas, they begin an odyssey through the idyllic towns of Cape Cod. Their quest to recover lost memories becomes a journey of love and a search for a way to remain together.
Can Margaret and Nicholas find a path to happiness or does tragedy loom?
Gary J. Gemme is a veteran of the US Navy and a recently retired police chief for the City of Worcester, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy with thirty-three years of experience in law enforcement. He has been married for forty-two years, is a father of three adult children and has a growing number of grandchildren. He divides his time between Worcester and Dennis, Massachusetts, Nashville, Tennessee, and Fort Myers, Florida. Margaret’s Dove is his first novel.