Beth Venable has seen too much. Witness to a major mob hit, she's placed in protective custody until the trial. But after her third safe house is riddled with bullets, she goes underground to save herself. What the FBI can't do, her kinfolk will.
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.