Schoolteacher Kelly Baron raised her child alone. Now that her daughter’s grown and married, Kelly can finally start her new life in North Carolina, responsible only for herself. She has just one more thing to do: help her mother. To do so, she must return to Heritage Springs, Kentucky, the place she’d fled years before. Back then she’d been nothing but a small-town girl from the wrong side of the tracks, hiding a secret that could have destroyed lives.
Are there places too dark for love to reach? On the run after another betrayal, Tamara Jensen believes she’s too broken for love… then come the signs. A breakdown strands her in Vancouver, Washington on the corner of 99th and Highway 99. Across the street is the Highway 99 Diner where she lands a job as a waitress—however starting over is hard with all the broken trust.