The door to the back alley flew open. Johnny Wilson stood on the steps. He held up a fistful of long, coarse, cream-colored hair. " Andi, if you want to see Taffy, you better come with us. And you better come quick and quiet-like."
Thirteen-year-old Andi Carter wants to surprise her mother with the perfect birthday gift. But keeping her plans to earn money a secret from her family is easier said than done. When her peach harvesting job ends in disaster, she secures a position at the local general store after school.
At last, one of Andi's ideas is working out... until the day she witnesses a back-alley crime that places a beloved citizen at the scene. A divided town and the suspect's vengeful younger brother put pressure on Andi to admit she made a mistake.
When her horse, Taffy, disappears, Andi must reexamine her conscience and make a decision: Is the price of telling the truth worth losing Taffy forever?