Kelsa is having to deal with the loss of her father, and the distance her mother has put between them. Raven comes along and asks (forces, almost) her help in healing the world. The head to Alaska, stopping at different locations to heal the leys and help fix the world.
As much a story it was about healing the world, as they went on their journey, Kelsa was able to start healing herself, and see her as a powerful girl, ready to face the world after her father’s passing.
I missed the element of romance through the book, but I can understand why it was not involved. It wasn’t written to be a love story. It was written to show Kelsa become herself, and she didn’t need romance to do that.