Kate Feathers had it all. As representative of her
hometown of Easy in the Miss Arizona State Pageant,
the future held unlimited possibilities. Then it all
came crashing down. The victim of malicious rumors,
Kate was stripped of her crown, her scholarship, and
her future. She left town in shame, running as far
east of Easy as possible.
Ten years later, Kate returns home to settle her mother's
estate. She thought she was immune to the small-town
gossip and rumors she'd left behind, but an unexpected
meeting with Max Connors, the high-school sweetheart
she blames for starting the ugly rumors, uncovers
secrets and lies that are as painful now as they were
Kate simply wants to get her mother’s affairs in order
so she can return to New York, but her growing attraction
to Max—and a series of inscrutable messages from a
haunted teacup—will force her to face her worst fears
once and for all.
And this time, running is not an option.
of the 2007 EPPIE Award