Kristen leaned closer, staring at the candle

as moth after moth flew into the waiting flame….


Kristen Edwards is a bright girl full of possibilities—talented, a hard worker, and a horse-lover. The summer before her senior year, she gives in to the pleadings of her best friend’s brother, Cameron Dalton, who wants to date her even though he’s four years older and a recovering addict. He tells her he needs her, and she’s committed to helping him change. But really he wants her…all of her. One terrifying night will change everything for Kristen.


Parker Sullivan, who works on a high desert ranch in central Oregon where rescued horses and wounded children meet, is intrigued by the new ranch hand, Kristen. He’s experienced enough of the rough side of life to know that something happened to her that causes the shadows in her eyes. How can he prove to her that he can be a place of refuge and a friend? If only she could see herself through his eyes….


Find courage, strength, and hope.

Based on a real-life story.


“Even the saddest things can become, once we have made peace with them, a source of wisdom and strength for the journey that still lies ahead.”

Frederick Buechner