It's been a year since Paula Thompson's stepfather died, and the nephew he willed her home to has yet to show up. Paula's resentment toward this unknown man is growing as she waits to learn her fate. What will happen when he shows up? But what if he doesn't? If she inherits the Lazy R, can she manage it alone? Carson Hartley is a well-known traveling preacher and the son of a wealthy Kansas City merchant. When he arrives in Broken Bow, Nebraska, he finds himself drawn to Paula despite her lack of faith for the future. But Carson has a secret that could destroy any relationship they might begin. As Paula and Carson look for answers, will they find more than their hearts ever dreamed possible?