Left at the mercy of an orphanage by her mother’s last breath, Lily Prescott is determined to reach Lone Hollow and uncover the truth about her father. With only a name etched on a slip of paper, she knows nothing of the man she’s never met. When the headmaster of the orphanage receives a proposal from the wealthy sawmill owner in town, seeking a mail-order bride for his son, she knows exactly who to send.
Devastated by a broken heart and an accident that left him scarred, Roderick Townsend is far from ready to walk down the aisle. Heartbroken and resentful, he is less than thrilled when his father arranges for a new bride to arrive on his doorstep, especially with his mother scheming to drive the young blonde she deems unworthy away.
As tension rises and passions ignite, will Roderick and Lily’s relationship survive the interference of Roderick’s mother? And will Lily finally find the father she’s been searching for? One thing is for certain, the small town of Lone Hollow is about to be rocked by a storm of forbidden love, shattered dreams, and family secrets.