Every small town has its secrets. The peopleof Penns Point, Kentucky, are no different. They've always protected their own. Aaren Robinson hadn'texactly run away-thrown out was more like it, when she was barely eighteen. From that day forward she turned her back on the past and constructed a perfect life for herself in New York City, one where she was in charge of her destiny. Now, she's returned home, to honor the father who'd never loved her, and lay him to rest alongside the mother she'd barely known. It will put her face to face with the secrets of the past, and also with Jarrod Pennington, the one she should have been warned about. Aaren is the story of a woman's journeyto understanding her own heart, and the powerful ties of first love.