Lucy and Jesse have been best friends since they were four years old, but now that they are growing up life has become complicated. Lucy loves her home in the mountains and wants to live there forever. Jesse wants nothing more than to join the navy and leave their small mining town forever. Lucy’s father wants her to go to Boston and marry a man of proper standing and not one of the poor boys in the village. Jesse’s father wants him to stay and work the mines until he dies. With new love blossoming between them, Lucy and Jesse must decide what it is they really want most. This book is filled with angst, unexpected twists, and humorous moments—all the things that make a fantastic story.