“I collect words. I keep them in a box in my mind. I’d like to keep them in a real box, something pretty, maybe a shoe box covered with flowered wrapping paper. Whenever I wanted, I’d open the box and pick up the papers, reading and feeling the words all at once. Then I could hide the box. But the words are safer in my mind. There, he can’t take them.”

Ten-year old Kaylee Wren doesn’t speak. Not since her drug-addled
mother walked away, leaving her in a remote cabin nestled in the
towering redwoods-in the care of a man who is as dangerous as he is
evil. With silence her only refuge, Kaylee collects words she might
never speak from the only memento her mother left behind: a dictionary.

Sierra Dawn is thirty-four, an artist, and alone. She has allowed the
shame of her past to silence her present hopes and chooses to bury her
pain by trying to control her circumstances. But on the twelfth
anniversary of her daughter’s death, Sierra’s control begins to crumble
as the God of her childhood woos her back to Himself.

Brought together by Divine design, Kaylee and Sierra will discover together the healing mercy of the Word—Jesus Christ.

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