God must have a reason for sending Hester to Afterglow.
As a freelance writer, Hester's six month assignment is to record the one-hundred-year history of a picturesque Appalachian town called Afterglow nestled in a deep valley. But in doing so, some of the town's questionable past comes roaring to the surface, shaking the very foundation of the little hamlet.
As a daughter, suffering the recent loss of her mother, she is drawn to Afterglow to resolve the questions raised by the words in a long-lost letter delivered to Hester but addressed to her mother.
As a single, unattached woman, Hester sees her journey as a welcome change, perhaps just what she needs to begin a new life. But on her way to Afterglow, Hester feels like she is being followed...or could this mysterious man be a link to her future?