When Carillon DeVries's parents send her to work at Yesteryear's living history farm as a last desperate attempt to reform their daughter, all she wants is a way to disappear--permanently. Burdened with guilt from a tragic accident, Carillon carries secrets that threaten to crush her soul. Jack Tate senses Carillon's misery, but he has not idea how to gain her trust--and thereby help her. She responds to his kind overtures by cruelly mocking his stammer and making it very clear that she neither wants nor needs anyone's assistance. Will Jack and Carillon find the courage to deal with the past tragedies, or will the secrets of yesteryear destroy even more lives?