Cassie Vandivier is willing to leave Louisiana, along with everyone and everything she loves in order to escape a marriage she wants no part of.
All that matters to Sheriff Shane Westin is keeping his town in Bear Creek, Colorado, safe from unsavory elements. By doing so he feels that he's paying restitution for his past - a past that still haunts him and he can't let go of.
When Cassie and Shane meet and their secret and tragic paths collide in ways that they could've never imagined - will they be able to overcome the evil that has haunted their pasts and followed them into the future?
Will Shane and Cassie be able to finally trust that perhaps God has something much better for them than the ashes they've left behind? A love that neither could have ever imagined.
Trouble Meets Reluctance
Tara's heart has been broken too many times in the past. First by her mother who abandoned her and her family, and then by her father who drank himself to death after their mother left them, leaving Tara the responsibility of raising her younger brother. Now her brother has joined up with a gang of outlaws and she finds herself utterly alone and with a chip on her shoulder the size of Colorado. Tara can't walk away from her only remaining family and will do whatever is necessary to get her brother to come to his senses.
Then there's the handsome sheriff of Bear Creek whom she can't seem to shake from her thoughts. Sam Atkinson showed her kindness and looked beyond her hardened heart and dared to believe there was more to her than she wanted the world to see. But a man like Sam would never look twice at her, would he?
Her whole life she's felt she's not worthy of love. Is it possible that Sam could make her believe that's not true? Is Sam willing to look past the bitterness and fear in Tara's heart and see the woman she truly is. A woman who is scared to let anyone close to her heart again.
Will Sam be able to overlook the lengths Tara's gone to in order to help her brother? In the end will he be able to forgive Tara and see that with God's love she is no longer the woman she used to be as he finds himself falling in love with the strong-willed woman?
Destined for her Heart
Warren Medford is going back to Bear Creek for two reasons. First, he left his heart there two years ago, and he intends on reclaiming it by winning back Shauna Keller's heart. The second is to capture Lucas Cantrell who has escaped from prison and is going back to Bear Creek to mete out his revenge on the people he feels wronged him.
Warren can handle Lucas Cantrell but Shauna is another story. For all he knows she could be married by now. But short of that scenario, he doesn't intend on letting anything stand between him and the woman he loves. No matter what it takes, he will win her heart back.