Caught between two worlds, I no longer know who I am. I was one of the Chosen. Four girls, and four boys, destined to have it all: wealth, status, and a future. Now, I find myself on the other side looking for a way back in. My father’s criminal case meant we lost it all. Forced out of our home, our city, our life, we started anew in a sweet country town called Arcadia. Except after one day as “the new girl” I know there isn’t a single sweet thing about Arcadia High. Trouble brews amongst the student body. Love, lies, and betrayal. And when the consequences spill out the decorative gates?
Virginia defied the odds to make nearly all of her girlhood wishes come true. Except for one. She’s spent decades doing work she loves alongside a supportive husband. Now health struggles and languishing sales at her beloved bookstore threaten more than her livelihood. Walking away would be the practical thing to do, but Virginia isn’t a practical woman. Nathan needs to figure out his life. College graduation is looming, and he should be in the job hunt, but his dreams don’t include cubicles or corporate ladders. He’d rather help Virginia and her husband make the most of this holiday shopping season. If he can’t help turn things around, their life’s work will fade away.