When a dark stranger rides into Biders Clump on a cool gray morning, turning the town's mind back to the trouble of a few months ago, even the most vivid imagination can't guess his true purpose.
Tywyn Spade has come to the tiny town looking for something he is uniquely qualified to collect, only to find far more than he expected. Through years of travel, over dark trails. the man with the slate gray eyes has seen hard days, but Biders Clump holds a secret that could end his quest and awaken his heart.
Loss is nothing new to Jillian Fort. Strong independent and collected, little touches her in her isolated mountain home. When danger comes calling she answers in kind, but will the revelations brought to her valley shatter her or will she find strength for a new tomorrow?