down in an instant.
Her husband, daughter, and unborn baby. . . all
gone in a flash. The life that she’d come to know, gone before she ever really
got to live it.
With a broken heart, she deals the only way she
knows how, by shutting it all off. No communicating, no feelings, just pure
Alone with nothing but her own thoughts and a
well meaning family, she moves back to her childhood home, a horse farm. It’s
there that she finds herself healing along with the horses her family
rehabilitates. But when Parker McKenzie comes back into her life she’s reminded
of all that went wrong, and all that she lost.
Will Katie ever begin to heal? Or will her
secrets and loss be too much for her to overcome?
Perhaps, this is her kismet.
his legs, allowing himself room to dig into his jean pocket. After a moment he
pulls out what appears to be a black string and dangles it between his thumb
and forefinger. Three silver squares catch the remaining sunlight and I suck in
a hasty breath, snatching it from him. Cradling it in my hands I look down at
that all too familiar bracelet.
forgot about this bracelet—the one that Parker gave me when I was six, during
the first time episode of anxiety and mutism. I’d just started school and had
completely shut down. He gave it to me in the hope that it would give me the
strength I needed. He even took the time to pick out the sterling silver
squares with the letters K, T and P on them.
Tommy and I were always with you then you might feel a little stronger and you
might start talking again,” he says as he ties the string around my wrist.
strings. “Dad made me change a lot of oil so that I could buy this for you,
Katie. I hope you like it.”
can’t muster the strength, even though he’s tried to give me all he can.
Instead, I thank him the only way I know how. Once he’s finished tying it, I
throw my arms around him and hold on tight.
But I had, and my world went to shit because of it. He takes the bracelet from
my hand and ties it around my wrist while I stare at him, completely
dumbfounded. “When I got the call, I dug around for it,” he explains. My face
flushes with embarrassment as I remember throwing it in his face not so long
ago. “I thought maybe you could use a little strength today.”