Amanda McGill's accident and recovery cannot touch the personal grief she and Mitch must endure in EVER THIS DAY BE AT MY SIDE. Not even the allegations assaulting their reputations can equate to what is most important to them, their family. The sequel begins where GRACE FLOWING FREELY ended, in the Fall of 2000. George W. Bush becomes president in a tumultuous election questioning his authenticity as the prevailing candidate; the nation is unaware it is on the precipice of the greatest act of terrorism within its borders. To the provocation of Spencer Griffin and Ozzie Maxwell who collude for his demise, Get-Getter Mitch McGill is elevated to new heights at USBC while Amanda continues her philanthropic endeavors with the Micah Foundation. Unaccustomed to the District's deceitful climate and terrifying perils, she, to Mitch's chagrin, becomes more drawn than ever to her beloved Chippewa Falls. Neither could have predicted, however, that the greatest sorrow would visit their family.