From author M.E. Montgomery comes a prequel to her brand new small town romance series, Sterling Mill.
Emalee Dawson is no stranger to hard work and tempered dreams. Through sheer grit and family support, she receives a chance to take a break from her small mountain town and go to culinary school in the big city. There she meets Zach, a handsome and charming university student who helps her dream beyond the walls of the family bed-and-breakfast she is expected to one day take over.
Zach Abbott has always worked to be the best at everything. It’s exhausting but easier than facing his father’s disappointment. Currently, that includes graduating at the top of his prestigious university and getting into the best graduate programs so he can work at his father’s preeminent law firm. An unexpected encounter with Emalee has him rethinking what he truly wants, risking his father’s anger.
A sudden twist of fate pushes them in opposite directions, and unexpected complications alter their lives forever…even ones they don’t know about yet.