What’s in a simple wish? That’s what eighteen-year-old Jessie would love to know. When she wishes upon a star on a cold January night before her final months of high school, she is hoping to find out just where that star will point her. All she really wants to do is stay near her beloved north Georgia mountains, where she has plenty to do taking care of her widower father; talking sense into her needy friend Camille; and spending time with her boyfriend Sean. However, when a dark-haired stranger comes to town, Jessie’s fate changes in ways she could not imagine. And when she finds herself threatened in the same mountains where she once sought refuge, her life is turned entirely upside down.