Alice Wainwright has been branded ugly by 1866 society. She can't get rid of her birth-marked face, but removes the stigma of spinsterhood by agreeing to marry gambling wastrel Joshua Whitehead.
Blinded Civil War veteran Hawk silently rages against his lost self-respect and the daily verbal abuse from his sleazy employer Joshua Whitehead.
Alice and Hawk's worlds collide when Joshua bullies her at their engagement party and Hawk steps out of the shadows and becomes her champion.
When their friendship quickly turns to love, each is blinded by a dark fear.
Unfortunately, Joshua knows about the skeletons in Alice's closet, and where all the bodies are buried in Hawk's fragile psyche, and uses their secrets against them.
In a desperate attempt to break Alice free from Joshua's clutches, Hawk risks everything to save her.
Can they find the faith to face the truth about themselves before they're torn apart?