Karen Kerry suffered from a tragic accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down and her family devastated. Her recovery and determination to live through her faith has made her an iconic figure loved by many. As the daughter of Nancy, Karen’s best friend, Hannah Gustafson’s whole life has been tied to her story. Now that story is being threatened. For the sake of Karen, who she has always admired, Hannah finds herself working with news writer Carolina Diaz to figure out the ending to Karen’s story and perhaps discover her own tale along the way. However, others have their own idea of Karen’s legacy and are not pleased that Hannah is standing in their way. Hannah must find out how to honor the wishes of Karen while facing her own demons as she moves forward on her own for the very first time.
Through twists and turns that are sure to keep even the most insightful reader mystified, Petty describes the journey of a woman who has spent her whole life in the shadow of someone else. Making the decision to live her life the way she wants to, Hannah learns what it means to be her own person without turning away the ones who mean the most to her.
“‘Secular?’ said Carolina.
‘I’m sorry, are you a believer? I shouldn’t make assumptions like that. The faithful work in secular industries all the time. Somebody has to witness to them!’
‘I’m not a believer. I’m just her to do my job. I can do that even if I don’t believe, right?’
‘Yes, of course! I apologize. I just keep assuming, don’t I?’
This wasn’t going well. I needed to get her talking about herself…”
from followers, p. 3