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Jim Cangany Updated November 10, 2015
December 31, 1969
When ordinary guy, E.J. McCarty, crosses paths with not-so-ordinary Annie Wilson, extraordinary things happen. For E.J., its the start of a great adventure. For Annie, its an escape from colossal failure. But thanks to fate--and Amtrak--theyre thrust together on the cross-country ride of their lives. E.J. and Annie like each other, so whats the problem? Rock star/actress Cassandra Lawrence is the problem. Despite their obvious attraction to each other, Cassandras history in show biz and distrustful nature conspire to keep them apart. Can E.J. break down the walls Cassandra has built around Annie? Can Annie learn to trust E.J. enough to let him even try? And whats with E.J.s bizarre dreams about the North Star? From Chicago, through the heartland and all the way to the Malibu Pier, they struggle to accept that while faith, hope and love are important, trust is the key to the future.