Dessa Caldwell has a dream:
to open Pierson House, a refuge for former prostitutes, in Denvers roughest neighborhood. But after exhausting all charitable donations, Dessa still needs a loan. Her last hope hinges on the owner of Hawkins National Bank.
Henry Hawkins has a secret:
he owns the most successful bank in town, but his initial capital came from three stagecoach robberies. To protect his past, hes built a fortress around his heart that no one can penetrate . . . until the day Dessa Caldwell ventures into his bank requesting a loan.
Though Henry is drawn to Dessas passion, that same passion drives her to make rash decisions about Pierson House . . . and about whom she can trust. One man might hold the key to the future of her missionbut he also threatens to bring Henrys darkest secrets to light. As the walls around their hearts begin to crumble, Henry and Dessa must choose between their plans and Gods, between safety and love.