There's just something different about Enie. From the moment this mysterious young woman sweeps into the sleepy Southern town of April's Hope, she raises eyebrows. Well-spoken and so city, she quickly purchases the town's most expensive piece of real estate: the elaborate, hulking, custom-built stone house, which has sat empty for two years. She also keeps the details of her personal life to a minimum ... fresh out of Philly, her fortune made in Internet domain prospecting in the 1990s, just looking for something different in her life ... At the very least, she's a drifter with an unusual wit and intelligence; at the most she's an enigma, a woman with a powerful and painful past that is definitely haunting her. She's on the run, and that fact doesn't slip past Jack, the unflappable builder of the stone house and a rather-reluctant pillar in this small town. He closely watches her settling in and making friends, particularly his sweet, beloved, trusting Aunt Rose. But as strange things begin to happen, and as Enie reveals more, bit by bit, about the biggest tragedy of her life and the job she was forced to leave many years earlier, Jack has to wonder ... just what is it she's running from? Enie has survived a shipwreck, a deadly disease and the jungles of Vietnam. But she won't survive the town of April's Hope. Because there's something on her tail that's far stronger than she is.