Avery Baldwin is going back to Carolina . . . to the small mountain range called Crowfoot Ridge where she spent the summers of her youth. This time, though, the trip isn't just in her mind, as it has often been in the twenty years of a childless marriage grown cold. Now Avery is finally ready to return to the magical place where she first discovered friendship and love.During that golden time, Avery befriended Sylva Marshall and her older brother, Mars, little suspecting that those summers would shape her future and haunt her hopes of happiness. Back at Crowfoot Ridge she finds these old friends and confronts the tragic, brutal act that ended their days of innocence and shattered their precious bond.
While Avery may not find what she hopes or expects, she'll soon discover that the magic of Crowfoot Ridge burns strong, for this special place just might help her find her way again--and her one true love.
Avery drove by the shop after dinner. His shop, a converted depot. The sign said Tars Marshall, Woodrighm. Her hand trembled on the steering wheel. Her breath caught in her throat. Twenty-one years since she'd seen him. She'd spent all those years looking for life, while Mars had gone on and lived it. Avery wanted to stop, but couldn't. She would sleep. Prepare herself. Avery fought for a balance between caution and harebrained recklessness. She would see Mars tomorrow.