The beautiful but forbidding Appalachian Mountains welcome Beth back...dirt roads and rustic shacks a world apart from LA. But her homecoming – including her blissful reunion with strong, silent Ryal Walker – is made bittersweet by the fight she's brought to the clan's doorstep.
Hidden in a remote cabin with the man she's always wanted, Beth begins to dream of a new life: her old one. Except after so long, with such dangers stalking her…it's impossible. But love can distil life down to its essence: an elixir of pure hope, nerve – and the will to survive.