Jessa Myers and Micah Stevenson have been close friends for over two years. Earlier, Jessa had helped Micah win his battle against alcoholism, strengthening him emotionally and spiritually. Now Micah is leaving on a mission, and Jessa is attending Ricks College.
No, this is not a typical girl-waits-for-missionalry story. Far from it! Jessa, in fact, falls in love with Connor Hathaway, a handsome returned missionary who is rich, smooth, and attentive. They become engaged, and from a distance, Micah sees her slipping away from him.
But Micah's problems are only beginning. Without warning, his father (who deserted the family years earlier) shows up on his doorstep in the mission field. He is dying of liver cancer, and Micah must deal with the sometimes bitter pill of accepting and caring for him.
As life gets more complicated for both Jessa and Micah, they must work through difficult personal challenges that threaten to devastate their lives. Clinging to the gospel and their friendship, they search for the hope and comfort that comes from a loving Father in Heaven.
A sensitively crafted book that will move and inspire young readers.