Nicole Baart has received critical acclaim for her beautifully written debut novel. In this compelling coming-of-age story, Julia DeSmit endures the painful depths of love and loss and enjoys the comforting glimmers of faith and hope. Trying to redefine herself, Julia attends a nearby university. But when she returns home for Thanksgiving, unexpected events leave her vulnerable. Soon a sobering reality carries her through an Iowa blizzard-to begin a life she never planned.