Eight-year-old Sophie Donohue just wants to be like everyone else in her Brownie troop. Which is why her mother, Janine, finally agrees to let Sophie go on a weekend camping trip with the other girls. But Sophie is no ordinary child--she suffers from a rare disease that requires constant treatment.
When Sophie fails to return from the trip, Janine's worst fears turn to sheer panic. A full-scale search is mounted with no result, yet all her maternal instincts tell Janine that Sophie is still alive.
Deep in the Virginia forest, another drama unfolds. Sophie finds refuge in a remote cabin inhabited by Zoe, a woman who wants nothing to do with the child. Zoe is struggling to save her own daughter from the law, and Sophie's presence jeopardizes any chance of that happening. She is as determined to save her daughter as Janine is to save Sophie...and only one of them can succeed.
416 pages; ISBN 9781426830891
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Title: Courage Tree
Author: Diane Chamberlain