Instead of the wedding day Lottie O'Malley had dreamed about, she found herself faced with a funeral. James Tillman, the Missouri widower who'd sent for her to be his bride, had just died in a freak farm accident. All that greeted the nineteen-year-old Boston orphan were gently rolling hills . . . and John Tillman, James's gruff, grieving younger brother.
But there were more surprises in store: James's two lost, stricken children, and a home desperately in need of a woman's touch. All her life, Lottie had hungered to belong somewhere . . . and to the right someone. Now, in a harsh, rugged land, she would touch a man's heart with a woman's strength, passion and the miraculous healing power of love.