From the fateful day Confederate officer Hunter Tyrrell discovered that beautiful Linette Sanders had wed another, he swore to rebuild his life amid Arkansas's tranquil hills and never again yield his heart to passion. But from the moment Linette revealed the heartbreaking secret behind their separation, Hunter's icy determination was no match for the desires that fired his dreams.
One blazing night had forever branded Hunter in Linette's soul -- and, tragically also trapped her in a loveless marriage. But when she learned of the shattering deception that had taken their child, Linette vowed to fulfill all her denied dreams. With only one chance for happiness, they began a perilous quest across the heartland of the South that would finally seal their love -- or sever it forever.