Ipatia, aged 17, lives with her grandfather on the Greek Island Lipsi. Her grandfather wants her to marry and raise a family, but she has an irrational fear of marriage. Instead, she plans to live with her aunt in Piraeus and attend the university there.
The day before her trip to Piraeus, she is rescued from a snake by a handsome stranger (Tony). Ipatia, embarrassed, runs away from her rescuer, and drops her English novel in the process. Tony retrieves the book and discovers she is the daughter of the late Captain Kouris, once employed by his father. He goes out of his way to return the book to her.
At the same time, Tonyís father, a rich ship owner, admits to his son he is ill and needs his help with the shipping business. He becomes angry when he finds out Tony is interested in Ipatia. He wants Tony to marry a rich girl named Bonnie. This is one external conflict.
A love triangle forms when Tony finds out about his friendís (Dr. Michael) romantic interest in Ipatia, and realizes he is also in love with Ipatia. He asks Ipatia to work for him in the shipping office for a few months. Over the course of her employment, she sees him daily and begins to have strong feelings for him. Although she still wants to attend the university, she realizes she is in love with him. This is her internal conflict.
Tony invites her out to a picnic in the mountains the day before he is to leave for Crete for the Easter holiday, with the intention of asking her to become his wife. On the way to the picnic, they get into a car accident
The accident causes a break in the relationship. Ipatia is taken to one hospital, while Tony is flown to another due to his more serious injuries. Through a misunderstanding, Ipatia believes Tony has deserted her and she leaves for America to be with relatives.
Original title: Lipsi's Daughter
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Contemporary
Fiction→ Religious→ Christianity→ Christian Life And Faith