A cache of letters, bequeathed to Willa by her vengeful aunt, finally reveals the truth about her absentee father. For ten years, he was a consistent – unanswered – correspondent who expressed love in his every letter. It remains for Willa to solve the mystery of why he did not return to his home, Gales Creek Ranch.
The spirited, young heiress and widow, following her heart, launches a quest to find her father and bring him home. Her epic journey leads her into the arms of a new love, the wild gold camps of Alaska and a peaceful valley in Hawaii.
Faced with setbacks – the loss of Dallas' love and the failure to locate her father - Willa feels the pull of her beloved Texas ranch, Gales Creek. Can this wild and beautiful land still her yearning heart?