Marissa Gladstone is a normal teen who has always been in love the local baseball hero Sean Moffit who is 3 years her senior and lives across the street. Sean has always been drawn to her too. Then one morning her whole life changes when her father is killed in an truck accident. Sean is there to comfort. Then she almost drown and Sean saves her and at that moment they both become connected. Her mom thinks too connected and forces a total separation. Then Marissa asks to attend a church youth ski trip to Vermont just to get away. But she is surprised when she meets up with Sean's friend Hawke Davies. One that just a year ago she found herself very drawn to. Hawke feels the same draw. The youth trip is all about letting the past go and allowing God to give you a fresh start. Can Marissa and Hawke both let go of the past? Is finding each other what God wants for them.
This was a great read. It kept me turning pages and you see the struggles of the teens and the frustration of the parent. I thought characters were very well drawn and anyone can relate to wanting to be loved and accepted. But if you're not looking for it in the correct place you're only in for more pain.
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