Two brothers work a rich and bountiful land -; and one extraordinary woman shares their lives. To Jonathan Gray, Mary is a devoted and giving mate. To Aaron, she is a beloved friend. But seven childless years of marriage haveforced Jonathan to ask the unthinkable of his brother and his wife -; binding the two people he cares for most with an act of desire born of compassion...awakening Mary to the pain of infidelity, and to all the bittersweet joy and heartache that passionate love can bring. Although the loving and devoted wife of Jonathan, a Minnesota farmer, Mary Gray is unable to suppress her passion for her brother-in-law Aaron--the father of the child she has never been able to have by her husband.