All of this is challenged when Lyndie James, Jake’s childhood best friend, lands back in Holley, Texas. Despite his misgivings, Jake cautiously hires her to exercise his Thoroughbred horses. He pairs her with Silver Leaf, a horse full of promise but lacking in results, hoping she can solve the mystery of the stallion’s reluctance to run. Jake finds his old friend to be tender-hearted, fiercely determined and afraid of nothing — just like she was as a little girl.
Though Jake and Lyndie have grown into very different adults, the bond that existed during their childhood still ties them together. Against Jake’s will, Lyndie’s sparkling, optimistic personality begins to tear down the walls he’s built around his heart. A glimmer of the hope Jake thought he’d lost forever returns, but fears and regrets still plague him. Will Jake ever be able to love Lyndie like she deserves, or is his heart too shattered to mend?