Ashley Hawthorne is a shameless introvert and lifelong lover of stories. A homeschooling mom for more than a decade, she needed a new challenge when her rapidly growing students began to become more independent. After a lot of consideration and a few false starts, she decided to start writing stories of her own. Her favorite tales have always been those of love and loss, hope and heartbreak, and that’s what she hopes you will find in the worlds she creates. Most of her time is spent writing or hanging out with her family, but she also enjoys outdoor adventures and baking. She lives in a very tiny house in Texas with her husband, two teenagers, and far too many rescue animals, including a cat named Fish Stick and ball python named Root Beer.
Mia Anderson is a pastor’s daughter who believes prayer and small acts of kindness can change the world. She never expected a pen pal program with the nearby state prison would force her to reexamine everything she believed about her faith and humanity.
Gabriel Myers was a spoiled rich kid with an attitude. When his parents sent him away to live with his fanatically religious uncle, they set in motion a chain of events that left his father dead and sixteen-year-old Gabriel on trial for murder. Twelve years later, he’s still struggling with the blood on his conscience.
When reluctant friendship turns to seemingly ill-fated love, they’ll have to decide what they’re willing to risk for a chance at happiness.