When Jodi gets released from prison, her goal is to make it West Virginia so she can live on some property that belongs to her grandmother. Jodi has fond memories of this piece of land from her childhood and after 18 years in prison, Jodi is ready to start living.
In route to her destination, Jodi makes a planned stop and saves Ricky but when she stops off at a bar, she runs into Miranda where they hit it off. Miranda is close to losing custody of her children and Miranda claims, that she also wants to get her life straightened out. When Jodi later sets off to begin her new life, she is no longer traveling alone.
Life gets complicated for Jodi when she finally arrives in West Virginia. Her grandmother’s land is no longer in the family yet Jodi is not letting go of the land without a fight. United with her siblings, Jodi is having a hard time trying to reestablish herself as her past is slowly creeping back into her life. Miranda claims that she wants a new life, but illegal activities are becoming her norm.
I enjoyed the feel of the novel, it had this easy calm feel to it. I felt as if Jodi was the only one who was putting forth any effort in this novel and since she was living back in an unhealthy environment, I wondered how she could be successful. Fresh out of prison, surrounded by illegal activities, and not surrounded but good role models, I feared for her and her future. Then, there were Miranda’s children. They were now a part of this mix.