"Beth Havens doesn't need anyone's approval. When she chances upon the house on Cub Creek, she buys it. She'll show her cousin Liz that she can rise above her past and live happily on her own terms. Beth has emotional issues born of a troubled childhood. Raised by a grandmother she could never please, she's more comfortable with not being comfortable with people. She has special gifts, or curses, but are they real? Or are they products of her history and dysfunction? At Cub Creek, Beth makes friends and even attracts the romantic interest of two local men, Dan Wheeler and Jim Mitchell. Relationships with her cousin and other family members improve dramtically and Beth experiences true happiness--until tragedy occurs. Having lost the good things gained at Cub Creek, Beth must drop her defenses and seize control of her life, or risk losing everything, including herself."--Page 4 of cover.