Softcover has light shelfwear to edges and covers. PO initials inside. Pages tight, crisp and clean. 170 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 2004. ISBN: 159310121X. Heartsong Presents # 599. Since her mother died, Rissa's stepfather, Pierre Le Blanc, has been her guardian. She hates the life they lead - always traveling from one place to the other - and longs for a way to escape. She has no hope - until they arrive in Litchfield, Minnesota. Friendship with some of the townspeople gives her a glimpse of what life can be like.