My sheltered life changed when my dad chose my husband for me, a charming prince with a dark secret. For fourteen years my husband protected me from everything and everyone - except him. One day I ran away, taking my children with me, into a world I didn't understand, a world I never know. As I traveled from the cold, pain, and isolation of Valdez, Alaska to the warmth and sun of Hawaii and a new life that included college, graduation was within my grasp. Two months before graduating from college an attack changed me and my world forever. Courage is my story, a tale of survival and the power of belief.