Disgraced dime novelist Kate Tenney fled the city that banned her latest novel for the emptiness of the desert. Answering an ad for “heiress” to a vast cattle ranch in the Arizona Territory, Kate hopes ranching turns out to be as romantic as she portrayed it in her novels.
But what awaits her is a life harder than the one she just left. There is no room for mistakes on a working cattle ranch, and Kate is ill-prepared for her new life. She quickly learns that dawn comes early, but she is nonetheless tenacious.
Having been abandoned by a string of men, Kate has no intention of ever marrying. But neither did she expect to meet a man Luke Adams. Luke awakens feelings inside Kate she doesn’t recognize, and his steady presence is a constant distraction. She has written about love, but never known it herself.
Can she keep her feelings for Luke from standing in the way of all she has to gain as heir? Or did God bring Kate to the barren desert to give new life to her jaded heart?