All she wanted to do was to shut out the world and pretend that none of this had ever happened. But she couldn't . . .
Suddenly, all choice had been taken from her and she didn't like what remained . . . didn't like it at all.
Upon the death of her father, successful but jaded plastic surgeon Devra McKay is summoned home from New York City to Culdee Creek. As her father's only child, Devra is now heir to the prosperous cattle ranch - if she can meet the terms of the will: Agree never to sell the ranch and to make it her permanent home. Devra is upset with the terms, but the alternative is even worse. If she doesn't meet her father's conditions, the ranch will be given to its foreman, Ross Blackstone, a Christian whom Devra abhors.
Torn between her rapidly fading dreams and her determination not to let Ross "win," she takes a sabbatical to decide how to satisfy the terms of the will and still have the life she desires. As winter settles on the Colorado plains, she and Ross come head to head in a fight for Culdee Creek - and Devra's very soul.