When tragedy leaves Joy Winslow and her brother homeless and separated in drought-stricken North Dakota, Joy is forced to ride the rails to find him. A handsome young performer named Chase Gallagher rescues her from dangerous vagrants, and together they take jobs in a circus. Joy finds her niche performing with the big cats, but she still desires to help her brother, whom she has learned was falsely imprisoned in Mexico. Torn by love for family, Chase, and her career, and a desire for revenge on those who wronged her, Joy must above all find peace in her own heart.
Joy Winslow is convinced her inheritance has been stolen by the greedy couple who took her and her brother, Travis, in after their parents' death. When Travis leaves to find work, Joy endures without him for only a short time before she runs away.
Joy meets Chase Gallagher when he rescues her from a dangerous situation. Chase helps her find work in a circus, performing with the big cats. Torn by family loyalty, love for Chase, and a desire for revenge, Joy searches desperately for a path that will bring peace.
GILBERT MORRIS was a pastor before becoming an English professor and earning a Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas. He and his wife live in Gulf Shores, Alabama.