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When a seventeen-year-old girl vanishes,
A community is shaken.
Parents turn desperate.
Friends hold vigils.
And the boy who loves her searches.
When a year goes by,
The community is recovering.
Parents feel hopeless.
Friends feel helpless.
And the boy who loves her continues his search.
When ten years go by,
The community has forgotten.
Parents cling to the past.
Friends move toward the future.
And the boy who loves her . . .
Brings her home.
Jade Childs spent ten years in captivity, but now that she’s back, the real battle for survival begins. The media shadows her. Flashbacks haunt her. Her old life evades her. Her so-called new life rejects her. She spent too many years in the dark to recognize the light. She spent too long repressing her feelings to remember how to express them. She spent a decade abandoning hope and cannot dare letting it back into her life. Jade’s not just defined by what happened to her—she’s collared to it.
When the twenty-seven-year-old woman is found,
A community wants to know the story,
Parents want to forget the story,
Friends want to be a part of the story,
And the man who still loves her faces the greatest challenge yet: letting her go.
Christy's 5 star review!
“I would have waited for you no matter how long you took. A month, a year, an eternity. I would have waited.”
I’ve read several books by Nicole Williams but none of them have effected me like this. None of them have blown me away. This one, though… this book was powerful, moving and one of the most EPIC romances I’ve ever read. The connection between these two characters… the love, the sacrifice. It’s epic. I have no other word.
Jade and Torrin were two teenagers in love. They were each others one and only and planned to stay that way forever. Then something tragic happened and Jade was taken. Kidnapped. Away from her friends and family for ten years. Can you imagine? Being away from everything you know and love for a decade? But on the other side… can you imagine the girl you love with your whole heart being stolen from you for that long?
I have to look away. It hurts too much. Seeing what my future could have been only to realize it never will be makes everything inside me feel like it’s atrophying. Withering. Dying slowly.
There is a twist in this love story, and one I didn’t see coming. To me, that twist made this story that much more special and intense. It was a powerful thing. One I won’t share in my review, but one that really showed just how much Torrin loved Jade and how much he could never ever see a life without her in it.
“Time, circumstances, tragedy- nothing can change that. You and me, there isn’t an over for us.”
He’s not supposed to be the one… but he’s always been The One.
Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost & Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well. She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.
Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency.