Years ago, Michael Rhys Sullivan was involved in a horrific accident that left him terribly hurt, but killed others, one of them Brina's brother. Tormented with his own guilt, he leaves town as soon as he is able, determined to never return.
Fate has other things in store, and he is forced to come back now, but the man he has become is a far cry from the unthinking youth who left. He is a new man, one who goes unrecognized and goes by a new name. His company has contributed to the town's new found prosperity, and it is a business matter that returns him there, and into Brina's life.
The two manage to begin to fall in love before his secret comes out, leaving her to have to struggle with forgiveness. In her dilema, the wisdom of a child's simple heart is her best guide. However not everyone is as wise or loving as Brina, and the hard hearts of others in the town may cost Michael his life before it is all over.
***** With a touching story that fans of Catherine Anderson or Karen Kingsbury will cheer and add to their keeper shelf, Ms. Riggs brings to life a flawed, yet redeemed hero, an ordindary woman with an extraordinary heart, and beautiful children as well as a town with living breathing characters who will work into your heart.