Over the past few years, Tamra Banks, a confused, new convert from a troubled family has blossomed into a faithful Church member. Friends, family history, a mission in the Philippines, and the sacrifice of all she knows bring about this change. But stability in life does not mean stability in love. And now, Tamra is faced with her greatest challenge.
Tamra moves into the home of Michael and Emily Hamilton, a couple from Australia she met during her mission. The Hamilton’s son, Jess—burdened by the guilt of being involved in an accident that killed his brother and sister-in-law—believes that life is no longer worth living. And though Tamra at first finds Jess brooding and harsh, she cannot deny her attraction to him, because she sees who he once was, and who he could become. Living in his ancestral home, sharing the stories of his family’s history, Tamra begins to connect with Jess, and a cautious love develops between the two. Jess’s depression runs deep, however, and the day is fast approaching when he may choose isolation over marriage, and a permanent end to his pain. [publisher blurb]