When the gleaming World Trade Center towers come tumbling down on September 11th, so do the seemingly perfect lives of ten year old twins, Samantha and Andrew Bennett, and their mother, Rachel. Can they build a new life without their father, Ben? Can they honor his last wish? After many difficult decisions, the answer seems to be “yes.” Then, when a stranger appears on the scene, reviving sorrows and revealing hidden emotions, their fragile new life is threatened. Set on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard, Windswept is a story of loss and healing. It is a story about the strength of family. Above all, it is a story about the power of love, friendship and knowledge to effect change. And then, of course, there’s that pirate business! Includes Readers Guide.