Laura Shafton a fearful widow and a scarred beauty. So A terrifying encounter with a band of desperados left when a tall, dark stranger came knocking on her door, she greeted him with a rifle—cocked and loaded. Every instinct told her to turn Caleb McCurdy away— his hard body hid a warm heart that melted all her fears except she needed a man's help. Soon Laura discovered away. But the dark places in Caleb's past would divide them, unless Laura could learn a tough lesson about forgiveness.