A desperate woman on the run… An overwhelmed sheriff who needs a wife… A tragedy that threatens their fragile relationship… Amy Gordon is a swindler escaping from a deal gone bad and the former partner who blames her. Determined to stay out of trouble and out of his clutches, she takes the first train leaving Chicago. When the train derails, she steals the ticket of a crash victim headed to Angel Creek in Montana Territory. Amy believes if she can make it to Angel Creek, she can evade the vengeful former associate. But coming from Chicago, Amy had no idea such a desolate landscape existed. She decides to play her part until spring but then she will head for civilization and a new life. Sheriff Spencer Wood has become guardian of his three young nieces and needs help caring for them. He admits he’s lonely and is ready for a companion to share his life. He sends for a mail-order bride and looks forward to a wife who will be a good example and caregiver for his nieces, and for the future children he and his wife will have. When Spencer is severely injured, he wonders what will happen to his family if he doesn’t recover. Spencer is the kind of man Amy had hoped existed but never thought she’d meet. He treats her with respect and charm. But raising children is confusing, and she is a novice at managing a household. How long before she can move on? She hardens her heart against her husband and the girls, but finds herself slipping. Will she have the courage to stay or will she run?