Through misunderstandings, misadventures and misfortune, including the lies and brutal acts of a dangerous con man who nearly costs Wade his life, Molly and Wade fight to keep their love alive and find a future with room for them both.

Wounded by her fiance’s betrayal, Rachel Logan returns to her father’s ranch in Arizona Territory determined to live an independent life without a man.

Young Civil War widow Alida Garrison survives a shipwreck off the Texas Gulf coast, but loses her five-year-old son to the sea. Strong hands lift her from the rocky shore, and with time and the gentle care of an old healing woman, she comes through the mist of grief and guilt.