Every woman faces a moment when she discovers nothing stays the same forever-not even love. For Sharon, giving herself completely to a man for the first time, life was springtime and promises-until tragedy struck. In one terrible brutal instant, her handsome young lover was dead, and the Maitlands, his wealthy aristocratic family wouldn't believe that the child she carried was his. Now all Sharon had was her determination to make it on her own. In Sante Fe's elite artist colony and in glitzy oil rich Dallas, she dared to become a woman-and found everything but her heart.