Shannon is reluctant to move, but her perspective changes when she's told her new home will have a backyard big enough for a horse. Shannon's excitement grows as the move gets closer, but she's disappointed when she finds out the previous owners left behind a hippo. Shannon soon grows to love the hippo, and she spends her days playing with him and teaching him tricks.
Hank is a nine-year-old boy who is orphaned when his parents are killed in a raid on their homestead. He is left to fend for himself in the wilderness of the American West. Hank quickly learns how to survive in the wild, and he also discovers that he has a talent for tracking. He eventually becomes the best tracker in the West. Hank is hired by the US Marshal's office to track down a notorious outlaw. The chase leads Hank into treacherous territory, and he must use all of his skills to survive.
When a massive storm hits her town, thirteen year old Scout is determined to help with the cleanup. With the help of her best friend, she starts a volunteer crew to clear away debris. As days go by and the storm still hasn't let up, Scout starts to lose hope. She meets a mysterious stranger who tells her that the storm is here for a reason. With his help, Scout begins to see the beauty in the destruction and learns that sometimes the most important thing you can do is just be there for others.
Mystery writer Harper Reed is investigating the murder of her friend, Julia. Julia's body was found in Harper's office, and the only clues are a bloody handprint on the wall and a mysterious note left on her desk. Harper interviews Julia's family and friends and starts to piece together a motive, but the closer she gets to the truth, the more dangerous the investigation becomes. Someone is determined to stop her from finding out the truth.