They start their last school year, and everything is going well for Ruthuntil Rex suddenly breaks up with her and begins dating a junior cheerleader. Ruth is heartbroken, but she fights off the pain by focusing on school and the girls basketball team. When Ruth meets Maurice Langlois, a French-speaking Canadian immigrant, he helps her forget about Rex. As their love grows, however, they realize they will soon be separated by hundreds of miles when they leave for college. Their attempt to resolve problems related to their separation gets even more complicated when Rex makes a surprising reappearance in Ruths life. Will Ruth and Maurices love for each other survive?
Judith P. Foard is a native of Missouri, a retired teacher and social worker, a mother of two, and a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Connecticut, School of Social Work. She has previously written for the devotional collection These Days as well as a history of the First Congregational Church of Westfield, Massachusetts, where she currently lives.