A thirst for adventure leads a young man down a path of discovery. On a hike into the forbidding Sipsey Wilderness, Raleigh Walker discovers some rather interesting artifacts related to the Indian Removal Act during the 1830s. Barely making it out of the forest, he decides to go looking for more information. In doing so, he stumbles across a fascinating woman with a family whose Cherokee background seems strangely tied to the mystery he unearthed in the woods.
Jenny Riddle is a woman who knows what she wants and goes after it. When Raleigh enters her life, he gives her a new mission to fight for. Together they begin to put together the pieces of a puzzle, following the story of a young Cherokee couple who escaped the Trail of Tears while also creating a new story of their own, generations later. The hideaway connects the past to the present in this historical fiction of love and hardship.