"If anyone told me a few years ago that I would be here, I would have said they were crazy." Kaylee Kennedy is a fifteen-year-old girl who's fading fast. Two years after losing her firefighter father and her faith in the same tragedy, she's been uprooted from her city home to the small-town mountains of Curvesville, North Carolina. Initially feeling assaulted by the quirks of a "mountain community"--or maybe a primitive village--she soon finds herself with an unusual group of friends who just might have the power to reach her. If she lets them. In a story of the long winters we face and a redemptive Love that never backs down, Kaylee is confronted with the bitterness of grief, the threat of betrayal, and an undying cord of friendship that refuses to be broken. In a moment of breaking, she'll have to face the ultimate decision of the God she abandoned and the promise of spring. A 17-year-old Christian homeschooled student, Chloe lives in Texas with her parents, sister, 5 dogs, and 2 cats. Also an avid shutterbug, she never goes anywhere without her camera.