When Challys Winthrop promises her dying mother that she will take care of her little brother, Ty, she knows it means keeping him away from her ruthless stepfather. But in order to do so, she is forced to go against her guileless nature and devise an elaaborate and daring plan.
Caught in the midst of a series of unforseen circumstances that threaten to unravel her perilous scheme, Challys finds she must make yet another desperate decision. Little does she know it will come back to threaten her newfound happiness and love.
Through it all a shadow of fear follows her. Will she ever be free of her stepfather's hold on her and Ty?