Successful New York editor Jen Gibbs is at the top of her game with her new position at Vida House Publishing -- until a mysterious manuscript appears on her desk. Turning the pages, Jen finds herself drawn into the life of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped by dangerous men in turn-of-the-century Appalachia. A risky hunch may lead to The Story Keeper's hidden origins and its unknown author, but when the trail turns toward the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the price of a blockbuster book deal may be higher than she's willing to pay.
Big-city reporter, Colleen Collins knows next to nothing about cooking so she's not happy when she's given an assignment writing articles about rural Texas cooking. But before long, the good natured townsfolk- especially handsome True McKitrick- have Colleen reconsidering her life choices.