The fourth book in the "Rose Series" begins the summer after Rose's graduation from high school. Her friend,Lily, marries against everyone's advice. A new house takes shape on the site of the Keller Mansion. Rose enters college and meets her fist love, Lewis David, who turns out not to be the person he claims to be. Granny Esther becomes ill after Rose's first year in college and after caring for her Rose changes her major to Nursing. She receives a speeding ticket from a handsome trooper on her way to her granny's and thus begins a long lasting romance.
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"She wouldn't leave his thoughts--the girl with the ebony hair blowing in the wind, her eyes as dark as coal and her bronze skin that shown with youthfulness. Her lips were the red of the little sports car. Her beauty was almost heart stoping. He barely remembered what he had said to the beautiful creature that had appeared from nowhere."