Sheriff Rafe Wade shunned his elegant Eastern past for the new and untamed West. But his dreams were shadowed by tragedy. Then, like a lone star in a dark sky, Rafe's beautiful young friend arrived from Philadelphia . . .
For India Baker, whose cool blue eyes masked the shame of her mother's perfumed brothel, hope was here -- with the one man she could ever love. Both felt the longing to start again -- and the fear of losing once more. But within their empty hearts a flicker of love waited -- ready to burn with a passion born long ago.