Corina Marion’s father is dead.
Off to a never-ending war as a Red Cross doctor before Corina was born, Luther Marion has been a constant but increasingly distant presence in his daughter’s life. But now, Luther Marion has returned home—as a body in a box. Corina’s mother is devastated. Her small town mourns the loss of its local hero.
Corina … isn’t sure how she feels about the death of a father she never really met. But when a mysterious old man confronts Corina at her father’s funeral, she finds herself drawn to his impossible offer: a chance to know the late Luther Marion. Corina makes a choice with consequences she can barely fathom. A choice that sends her to the last place she ever expected to go. Her father’s hometown. Six hundred miles south.
And twenty-five years in the past.