Just as Lance thinks he has it all, his wife abandons him and their two small children. He packs up his children and goes back to his roots, the family ranch in the Texas Hill Country. Just when Lance is getting a handle on his new life, his wife returns wanting the one thing he will never give up, his children.

Juliana has a contented life working as a home health nurse and living at the ranch owned by Lance’s parents. That is until Lance and the two children arrive. Dawn to Lance, she tries to protect her heart as he is still married.

Catherine O’Malley finds herself facing loneliness of another kind. She runs a little café on a dusty main street 800 miles away in Colorado. It is a hard time and place for a pretty, unmarried woman in her twenties to run a business. She longs for a family and a loving husband to protect her.

Lives that couldn’t be farther apart in social status, miles, and years are set on a collision course in book four of the Cedar Ridge Chronicles. With a prosperous suitor at her door, Catherine must make a decision that will alter the course of her life as well as the lives of others. Thomas must find a way to thwart a plot that threatens Catherine and send him back to prison.

Emily has been gently raised by her grandparents and sent back east to a finishing school. When she returns to her ailing grandmother in Colorado, she finds this strong, silent rancher draws Emily’s interest as no other man has ever done. Can two people so different find a path to love and faith?