The trail west had started as a joyful adventure for young Lenora Adamson, but in mid-journey, tragedy struck, leaving her orphaned, alone, and doomed to die on the arid plains. But just as she was despairing, she was rescued by handsome James Calloway. Her courage won his respect; her beauty inflamed his desires. Convinced that she had met the man she would one day marry, Lenora gave herself to him body and soul, not realizing that James was a footloose wanderer who claimed the whole frontier as his home. Although he yearned for her, it would take more than her love to tie him down . . .