What could be more disorienting than an extended stay with unfamiliar relatives on a farm with no other teenagers? When her Aunt Ivy invites Rachel to come to the family's Stanly County farm, that's exactly the situation Rachel Moretz finds herself in. Although Rachel loves the mountain farm, she feels isolated there, and at sixteen she'd like to have some friends her age. She barely remembers her half-cousin, Patrick, though he seems to have intriguing memories of her. He soon becomes Rachel's best friend, helping her navigate many uncertainties. Rachel's trip down the mountain will bring unexpected friendships, problems, and dangers. She will have to rely on family for support as she faces unexpected trials, with a lesson of forgiveness thrown in for good measure. Through her circumstances, Rachel must come to realize that the best plan for her life is God's plan. In Transplanted in Red Clay, the final book in the Appalachian Roots series, the Moretz family's story comes full circle.