An innocent girl of nineteen, Olivia Bond is on the run from an ugly and dangerous past. She finds herself alone, lost deep in the frightening world of an Illinois swamp. Then, out of the mist, comes a man to save her.
A reclusive loner, Noah LeCroix believes he has no need for the outside world, or for the things he gave up long ago. Home. Family. And true love.
At first, Olivia is frightened by Noah's mysterious, silent nature. Then slowly, he begins to touch her heart and soul. But just as these two strangers begin to find true happiness, the dangerous secrets of Olivia's past threaten to rip them apart.
Now Olivia and Noah must overcome the sadness of their pasts, if they can dare to dream of the love that comes only once in a lifetime . . .