Saving a child takes a village. Sometimes saving your own heart does, too. When a concerned neighbor alerts the authorities about a neglected little girl living in a shack, the community sets a plan in motion to rescue her. Through fundraising efforts, Cassie is tucked into the kindergarten classroom of independent, beautiful Kerry McHenry. Kerry sees her own tough upbringing in Cassie's dire situation, so she works tirelessly to guide the young girl.
Colt Stafford's winner-take-all personality clashed with his father's similar temperament and led Colt to pursue his own success far from the Double S ranch. The opportunity came in private equities once he earned his way to a desk on Wall Street. But timing is everything and Colt's financial demise coincided with his father's illness. God's perfect timing doesn't always seem all that perfect, but Colt needed a job, the Double S needed Colt, and Sam sent his prodigal son a ticket, and Colt came home.
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Nick made all the wrong choices for all the wrong reasons. His father had failed at marriage and fatherhood. Nick was determined to show him up. He'd be a better husband, better father, and a better ranch manager than Sam Stafford ever hoped to be. But Nick's wife Whitney hated the ranch and she walked out on Nick and their two beautiful daughters three years ago.
District Attorney Mitchell Sanderson wanted for nothing and lost everything in a tragic accident. A dogged worker, Mitch's conviction rate earned him respect and trust. Now up for reelection, Mitch's law-and-order persona makes him a shoo-in candidate. But when faith, conscience, and love of a troubled refugee ripple the smooth waters of his existence, can Mitch risk everything for love?
Artist Elle Drake returned to her small town for peace and solace after a devastating breakup. She never expected to find herself posing as a widower's fiancée to help him keep custody of his three rambunctious boys. And she certainly never expected to fall deeply, desperately in love with him.
A third-year law student, Tara Simonetti just needs a job to pay the bills and put food on the table. After her father's untimely death, she's determined to give her small hometown what he didn't have: a good, honest lawyer, but law school isn't cheap. When she answers a want ad that leads her to Elena's Bridal one blustery morning, she feels like she's died and gone to heaven. All of the organza, gowns, and pearls she could ever imagine - her dream job, indeed.