CreateSpace description: "Believing in yourself and your own unique gifts, even in the wake of tragedy and grief, is a difficult feat to accomplish. It's in these darkest of moments that we see what we're truly made of. In Willow's Gift, author Connie Myslik-McFadden introduces us to modern heroine Willow, who has just survived a heartrending near-death experience. In the days that follow, Willow discovers a new telepathic bond with the animals around her and soon realizes they are to become her greatest allies and teachers. When a forest fire threatens to destroy her family and the wild canyon she loves, Willow is forced to replace her anger and resentment with love and responsibility. Claiming her new identity and sense of belonging, she steps into her role with bravery and maturity. In this moment, Wilow understands that she is not alone--and her journey has just begun. Set in the majestic Montana wilderness, Willow's Gift is a poignant, heartwarming story of openness, resilience, and triumph and the boundless love and hope for tomorrow that connects us to the world around us."