Ever since Faith Butler's husband deserted her, her career as an actress with a traveling Shakespearean troupe had put food on the table for her two small children. But when her daughter fell dangerously ill, Faith had no choice but to remain in desolate Dead Horse, Wyoming, while the troupe moved on.
Desperately in need of a job, she began working as a housekeeper for the mysterious Drake Rutledge, an enigmatic rancher who had been disfigured in a terrible accident.
Drake had enveloped himself in a world of darkness and isolation. He didn't need anyone complicating his life, and he regretted hiring Faith whose breathtaking beauty and gentle ways were tormenting reminders of what he once had and lost.
As Faith showed Drake what it could be like to live again, he feared the day George Butler would come to claim the wife and children Drake longed to call his own.