Riley is just an average teenage girl entering high school and hoping to be popular. All of her dreams seem to come to fruition until a sexual assault leaves her banished and bullied. Teetering on the edge of an inappropriate relationship with her stepfather, Riley is uprooted from her home and her step-dad, the only friend she has, until an unlikely math tutor fills that role for her. A secret friendship blossoms into something more, and Riley believes she’s found the family she always wanted, until a tragic shooting and deadly car accident, leave her alone in the darkness of depression, yet again. Responding to little more than the will to survive, Riley embarks on a journey of self-discovery, trying to forge a life out from under the shadow of her tragic past, which is not easy, for the past has a way of resurfacing when she least expects it.
Ellia Meyers, after having suffered a tragic loss when she was a teenager, goes out jogging in a desolate park one fateful evening where she is abducted by brutal men who wish to use her as pawn to extract information from her father, a shady Detroit police officer. During her imprisonment, her world, as she perceived it, comes crumbling down around her when she learns the truth, not only about her ruthless father, but about the deadly shooting that took place when she was seventeen, forever altering her existence and keeping her in a dark shadow of depression for most of her adult life. After a narrow escape, Ellia struggles to stay alive and one step ahead of the sadistic men who seek her, while confronting the demons she’s struggled with for over a decade. Holding onto her sanity by a thread, she must learn the meaning of self-sacrifice and just how far someone must go to protect the ones they love.
Grace is taken out of her life as a normal teenage girl when her parents decide to strip their world of all materialism and join a religious cult, seeking spiritual bliss and a guaranteed ticket to heaven. Grace is immersed into a harsh world of sparse living and crushing punishments implemented by the cult’s leader, Yosef. Women are considered the original perpetrators of all human sin, and are treated as the lowest form of existence within the gates of The United Realm of Transcendence.
Unable to live by the cult’s rules, Grace befriends the two brothers who live in the house on the other side of the Realm’s fence line. What starts out innocent, takes a dark turn, and before long, Grace finds herself alone and penniless, with a shaven head and a broken heart. She sets out on her own to protect her best friend and to, hopefully, find herself along the way.
A small town waitress is struggling to survive in a state of poverty and depression after her family tragically dies, leaving her to raise her sister’s illegitimate child. With little hope of going to college or becoming an artist, Mia Miller lives out her days just waiting for Abby to grow up so she can free herself of the burdens of life.
Jase Taylor is a self-confirmed bachelor with an obsessive fear of relationships who arrives in town as a structural engineer working on the new hospital. Immediately, he feels some magnetic pull to the damaged young woman, but knowing he could never commit to her or be the man she deserves, he fights the urge to pursue her.
Fate has other plans as their lives become tangled in a web of deceit and tragedy that rocks their self-perceptions and forces them both to confront their demons, as well as each other.
A young psychiatric nurse, Brianna Jackson, moves across country from all that she knows to start her new career. She soon finds herself needing to choose between the convicted killer next door, that she has unwittingly fallen in love with, or the successful, seemingly perfect man, who is actively pursing her. Bri is thrown into a world of danger when her house is ransacked and her truck is tampered with after the escape of one of Bri’s most violent and unstable patients. Suspicion of her stalker shifts to her handsome neighbor, however, and when a young girl goes missing and is subsequently found raped and murdered. Bri must decide whether or not to stand by the beautiful killer, or turn her back on him forever. Further suspicions unfold when Bri’s little sister, Lucy, goes missing after the “killer” is already in custody. Someone is playing a deadly game with Brianna, and she must find the truth before it is too late.
Bobby Branden’s life enters into a tail spin after the tragic events that occurred on the Branden ranch, and the torture he feels by an unrequited love for his cousin’s wife. When his ex-wife moves his children to another state, Bobby sets out on a journey of self-discovery, hoping to repair a damaged relationship with his children and to once and for all put his love for Avery behind him. All he wants is to be happy again. What he finds instead, through a series of unfortunate events and careless mistakes, is a life in much greater disarray than he left behind. Although the promise of a new love and a new beginning sit on the horizon, there are forces working against him, threatening to steal not only his chance at happiness, but his very life as well.
Can lies and secrets ever be justified? Avery, a mother on the run with her young son, must ask herself this question as she flees to find a life of safety.
A horse ranch in a desolate area of Michigan seems to be the perfect answer.The housekeeper of the impressive farm takes pity on her seemingly homeless situation and hires her as a ranch hand while the veterinarian who owns the ranch is away. When the dashing, young vet returns, he is not pleased. He does not trust the strikingly beautiful woman or her possibly deceptive motives for being there. The man is harboring secrets of his own.
When the past makes a violent re-entry into their lives, it leaves an unimaginable path of destruction that changes the course of everyone’s lives. Can love be enough to conquer all, or are some things just too unforgivable?