On the surface, Gaby Parker has it all; however, behind closed doors, is a woman who lives in constant fear of the man who was supposed to love her: her husband, Kyle. Beaten, desperate, and broken, Gaby realizes the only way to escape from her violent husband is to kill herself — on paper.
When Claire Andrews returns home from college for the summer, her little sister is rushed to the hospital due to a life-threatening heart condition. On her twenty-first birthday, Claire will receive a trust fund set aside by her late father with enough money to cover all medical expenses. The catch? Claire must marry a rich man or her access to the trust will be denied.
The Civil War is over, their men are on their way home, and Emily and her family are desperate to get back to normal. But when a group of soldiers comes through to stay a while on their way home, Emily realizes what she really wants from her life isn't what she'd always thought.
Sometimes we plan life down to the very small and minute details. We shift and rotate priorities so that our desires will match the outcome. But then there are other days... Grant knew it was time. No one told him; he just knew, but explaining it to others wasn’t something he looked forward to. His parents were old and definitely, wouldn’t understand and Veronica…