She cherished their love until he abandoned her.
He built a home for her only to learn she had betrayed him.
Five years before at sixteen and dirt poor, Ella Cooper gave her heart to the neighbor's son. When her pa took the family to another state, the young man who held her heart promised to come for her. Only he never did—no matter how many letters she sent begging him to rescue her from the shameful life her pa was putting her family through. She is forced to return to Ainsley, Kansas where the man she loved is now the wealthiest man in town.
When he was seventeen and with his father's blessings, Art MacPherson built a home for the woman he loved, but she never wrote to tell him where her pa had taken her. At twenty-one, he took over the running of the large family farm for his dying father. Only after Ella comes back to Ainsley, does Art learn what his mother did years before to destroy his future with Ella.
Will Art ever be able to convince Ella that he didn't abandon her? Will the love they shared years before survive the doubts, anger, and distrust his mother caused?
Though years may pass, can two hearts remember a love that bound them together?