Socialite Cherise Hillyer has a terrible track record with men. When she falls for cowboy Blue Shepherd, she knows it will only be a matter of time before her wandering eye turns elsewhere, so she abruptly ends the relationship. Blue's rebound turns out to be a vengeful woman who threatens to ruin his life when he doesn't reciprocate her feelings. Meanwhile, Cherise and her brother Dirk get drawn into a drug smuggling operation while volunteering at an orphanage in Mexico. Through their trials, all three learn that human love is no substitute for the unconditional love of God. BLOOD TIES is the sequel to THREE STRAND CORD, following the lives of three characters tied by blood as they search for true love amidst danger, intrigue, and their own human frailty.