Penniless and on the run, Molly marries a man she has never met and who is dying from injuries sustained in a train derailment. She hopes the insurance settlement will help her and her late sister’s two children evade their vicious stepfather, who has had men tracking them for three months. Except the stranger, Hank Wilkins, doesn’t die. And when he awakens to a wife and two stepchildren he doesn’t remember, Molly finds herself being coerced by Hank’s overbearing older brother to continue the charade. Fearing for Hank’s life and knowing Molly is a nurse, he wants her to tend Hank at their ranch until he’s fully recovered. Molly might be a gifted healer, but she knows little about children and even less about men—especially big, silent, brooding types like Hank. But as he slowly recovers, the threat of the children’s stepfather seems distant and the idea of a real marriage becomes more appealing to Molly.
Soon, though, Hank learns his marriage is a lie and the past begins to catch up with her…and everything starts to unravel.