As a child, Jessie Lockwood spent many hours helping her mother,
Mariah, count the endangered ginseng plants hidden in the local woods of Deep
Down, Kentucky. There she learned to appreciate the tiny Appalachian town—and
ginseng’s healing powers. Now a PhD, she’s made her home in Lexington, even
though that meant leaving Deep Down and her beloved mother, not to mention
Sheriff Drew Webb, the man she secretly loved.
When Jessie is notified that her mother never returned from her last
walk in the woods, she comes home to Deep Down—and to Drew. As Jessie and Drew
race to find her mother, several suspects emerge: an agent for those who market
the herb for its life-giving properties; Mariah’s disgruntled suitor; and an
old Cherokee desperate to protect the sacred tribal herb.
In the midst of
legend and fear, only two things make sense to Jessie. At any cost, she is
desperate to find her mother, and she can’t help falling desperately in love
with Drew all over again. Download and start listening now!