Red Sky in Mourning

Red Sky in Mourning

A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea

By Tami Oldham Ashcraft; Susea McGearhart

Hachette Books, Hardcover, 9780786867912, 232pp.

Publication Date: June 2002

Picture yourself in a tropical climate, sailing out to sea with your fiance. Life is perfect; you're young and in love. Then picture everything going horribly wrong. You inadvertently sail into a hurricane, you're injured, and you wake up to find that your loved one is gone. Your boat's motor is shot and your masts have disappeared. Utterly alone, you're weeks from dry land.
Red Sky in Mourning is the story of Tami Oldham Ashcraft's 41-day journey to safety, which she survived through fortitude and sheer strength of character. Interspersed with flashbacks to her romance with her doomed fiance Richard, this survival story offers an inspiring reminder that even in our darkest moments we are never truly alone.