Meet Tori, teacher at Awarangi School, and Tom, a visiting advisor to her school from Christchurch.
Tori is proud, independent and likes her own company – at least, that’s how she sees herself. But to Tom, she’s infuriatingly stubborn, in need of an ally and (unfortunately) very attractive.
Tom is open-minded, well-balanced and kind, but to Tori, he is just a pain in the butt with his interfering helper’s tick and his irritatingly blue eyes that seem to look right into her soul despite her efforts to keep him at an arm’s length.
Tom finally manages to gain her trust and a loving relationship starts to form – that is, until Tori walks away after a simple misunderstanding. When she recognizes her mistake, Tom won’t take her back.
Tori takes to the hills of her beloved Central Otago to deal with her regrets and makes a decision about her future, but a sudden weather change gives her little time to dwell on it.
Will Tori make it home safely to put her decision into action? And will Tom ever find out what happened to her?
Set against the beautiful backdrop of the east coast and Central Otago in the South Island of New Zealand, this is a moving novel about love, loss and survival that you won’t be able to put down.