At age 10, Kittie Thornton was forced to leave her brother-protector on the train full of orphans and follow her new ???family??? into an abusive hell. Now, as a frightened 18-yr-old, she must flee or die at the hands of the man who never saw her as a daughter, only as his woman. With no funds and little hope of succeeding in her flight, Kittie finds meager work in Mounthaven, Ohio, the only place she remembered her own parents speaking of with fond memories. And there she hides.
Rich with poignant, mystical dream scenes and glimpses of what family can truly be, Bailey Bristol weaves a tale of danger and endurance, loss and depravity, honor and trust…and a love that blurs the lines between hope and the spirit world.