Crystal Clarke is a young woman from Georgia. She heads West to go and live with her aunt after her father's untimely death. The life out west is not what she's accustomed to, but with courage and determination she draws from her faith, she is able to addapt to the often harsh conditions her new life offers. Further losses and hurts draw her closer to God as she learns to be solely dependant on Him.
Crystal Clark travels from Georgia to visit her aunt Kat who owns a cattle ranch in beautiful Yampa Valley, CO. Crystal meets the rugged ranch foreman, Luke Weber, and immediately personalities and upbringings set them apart. The local people know little about Southern graces and are unsure of Crystal. Will life's challenges and tradegies thrust Crystal and Luke together or send Crystal back to her Southern society? I know when I am captured by a novel when I am visualizing the scenery, getting angry or cold when the characters are, seeing the truth of their lives through events that occur. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Absolutely wonderful! I will be reading more of Maggie Brendan's novels!