A terrified woman erases her past to escape her abusive husband. Taking her children, she disappears from Texas only to reinvent herself as a teacher in a remote Alaskan village. She fights to survive the harsh environment, while ever mindful of the danger stalking her.
A complication emerges in the form of her new boss who is unaware of her entanglement and pursues her with a passion, but she is haunted by the cruel man who battered her. Can a good man heal her scars and gain her trust?
Brett, Rene's new boss has picked her and the children up at the airport and driven them to the cabin where they will be living. When she expresses some concerns, he tells her that she doesn't have to stay.
The 8 Sentence Excerpt:
“No,” Rene said. “I’m not planning to let you down. I’m just trying to get acquainted with---with things.”
“I’ll leave you to get settled in, then,” he said. “Tomorrow we’ll sign that contract, if you’re still interested.”
Rene stood with her mouth open. As she stared after his retreating form, a hundred possible retorts came to mind. She heard him slam the door of the Hummer and start the motor. Walking out onto the porch, she raised her hand in a silent salute. Though he drove away unhearing, she yelled after him, “I’ll still be interested, Mr. Brett LeCroix, because we have no place else to go.”