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At eighteen, a difficult childhood drove Larkin James from her Georgia hometown with the vow never to return. Eleven years later, news of her ailing mother forces Larkin back, knowing she'll face her demons. Jeremy Henderson fights to salvage his relationship with his daughter after a tragedy changes her forever. Larkin, a friend from his youth, reaches out to his daughter, giving him glimpses of the child she once was. Larkin struggles to do right by a mother who never wanted her. She battles ghosts from a childhood filled with more anguish than any child should endure. Added to her conflict is a renewed desire for Jeremy, who she resists letting inside the walls she's erected. Will the turmoil of moving home suck her so far back into her past she breaks, or can people who care reach her before regrets propel her across the country?