In a novel of high-riding adventure and long-simmering desire, New York Times best-selling author Joan Johnston brings to life a sweeping story of lost love, shattering secrets, and a passion waiting to be reclaimed.
More than 20 years ago, young Verity Talbot made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the man she loved: She married the brute who'd threatened to kill him. Verity, now the Countess of Rushland, also kept a shattering secret, allowing the son of Miles Broderick, Viscount Linden, to be raised as another man's heir. Now a widow, Verity and her grown son, Rand, arrive in the Wyoming Territory to begin a new life - only to face a reckoning.
When Miles makes the stunning realization that he's just saved the life of the only woman he has ever loved - who chose to marry another man - he is torn between anger at her betrayal and uncontrolled desire. Miles is shattered and rages against fate when he learns the truth about the son he never knew existed - until Rand is captured by a Sioux warrior. Suddenly, Miles realizes that the only future worth living is one with Verity - as they race to rescue their son and fulfill their dreams.