Plagued with doubt and anxiety, twenty-nine year old Lily moves to the small town of Paradise to start fresh and heal. Her life seems to be going her way with new romantic opportunities, however she quickly learns that Paradise doesn’t live up to its name when she becomes the victim of a crime. She’s dating Rob, who seems to have it all, but she finds herself also interested in Sky a Native American man who comes to her aid time and time again. However, Sky is suspected in the crime against her and all evidence points to him. Who can she trust? Just Shy of Paradise intertwines the true historical events in Shoshone and pioneer history with a contemporary story of romance, intrigue, suspense, and a touch of humor. Can generational trauma be part of our characters 150 years after a tragedy such as the Bear River Massacre? Can conflicts between pioneer settlers and the Indigenous people of Cache Valley persist in the 21st century?