Book 2 - Orphanage series
He was her dearest friend, the protector and champion of her childhood who sheltered her from lifelong fears and haunting memories. He was the only person she ever trusted. But not even Daniel Crocker knew the shattering truth about Susan Hurst's past that was driving her to take the veil.
On the brink of entering a cloistered life forever, Susan's ordered world fell into sweet disarray when Daniel rode back into town. Yet this was not the same Daniel she knew. A tough lawman, a dangerous and virile stranger, he had betrayed her - by becoming a man.
Determined to have Susan for his wife, Daniel slowly awakened her passions and unlocked the secrets of her soul. But as they welcome a glorious future together their happiness is cruelly disrupted . . . and only the most courageous love can save the promise of tomorrow . . .