On her own for the first time in her life, Natalie Hoffman finds herself in a battle between what's real and what isn't. Her struggle with life and love is uncovered when her husband leaves and her children grow up; when the life she has built ends and the person she had become no longer exists. Her desire for a man unlike any she has ever known, and her frustration for one she knows all to well will lead her in search of answers.
Mention “going green,” and a crusty Texan chiseled from the old rock - Cactus “Rip” Hays - goes postal. Signed, sealed, and delivered to Smart World six years, six months, and six weeks ago, the aging journalist has no choice but to live every day as though it is Earth Day. Still, he delights in giving his captors the devil whenever he can. Using…
Just when she decides to live...on her own terms and by her own instincts, she is forced to accept a reality that defies the world of reason and logic. In it, she will discover the strength of the thread as it ties people together through time and space, by heartache, depth, and a willingness to see it. And, only from the presence and personality of a young girl lost to the world years before will Natalie understand what is worth holding onto, and what is necessary to let go.