Eleven year-old Ethan Allen witnessed a brutal murder. Now he's running for his life. In the time-tested tradition of Southern Fiction, Crosby unveils the darkest side of human nature then rewards her readers with a beautiful tale of love, loss and unexpected gifts. Olivia Westerly is a widow. She's got no love of children and a truckload of superstitions, but she's the only one Ethan Allen can trust, and he's not even sure he can trust her. A boy you'll want to adopt, a woman you'll want for a friend, and a town you won't forget!