Penny Brown was left to fend for herself at only thirteen. Her life changed when Brent Holbrook came to town; he cared for her. Then, when she became a young woman, he fell in love with her—or at least, Penny thought he loved her. But on one cold, rainy night, when the thunder roared and the fierce flash of lightening lit up the dark sky, was it really Brent she saw? Who was the stranger that chased her down and stole her away?
Beaten, bruised, and humiliated, she was caged like a wild animal. Was this her destiny? From the beautiful hills of Missouri to the swamps of the South, from being wild and free to the chains of bondage, who could she trust? Would love set her free, or would she die believing the only people she had ever loved betrayed her?