In the final sequel to “Murano Light,” Ben and Bates’ commitment to their values served as a beacon of light to keep their relationship from running aground. They may have briefly gone off course, but their principles—with Bates showing the way—steered them clear of disaster.
In this sequel to Murano Light, Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter, Libby Ross, visits the Apostle Islands to interview world-renowned author, Bates Dodge. Unwittingly she sets off a chain of events that lead to memories of a lifetime — and romance! Ella Nogosek, Libby’s best friend, also visits and is soon attracted to Bates’ business partner and widower, John Benson. Ella and Libby join John in a travel adventure to El Rosario, Mexico, to observe the Monarch butterflies’ overwintering habitat at the conclusion of their annual migration. Along the way, Ella and John’s mutual attraction becomes open affection, and sparks fly. The whole adventure is empowering for Ella and Libby as their self-confidence increases and they gain new insights into their individual strengths and capabilities as women.
Bates made her way up the path leading to the historic lighthouse. Could she muster enough inner strength to live here for the year she’d committed to in the rental agreement? She was embarking on a dream she’d nurtured since childhood. The isolation of a lighthouse, the loneliness, the yearning for someone’s return, all spelled romantic fantasy to young girls, even for Bates at one time. Now it spelled escape — at least that’s what she thought!