Caitlin McKenna defied her family to marry her sweetheart, Shane, on the eve of his departure for America. But years passed, with no word from Shane for Caitlin to join him. Now, after eight years, a letter comes. But the man who greets Caitlin in Missouri is a stranger. And, as Caitlin soon discovers, he is a man with a past that includes a son by another woman. A son Shane expects Caitlin to raise. But Caitlin has a few surprises of her own, as the desire that once bound them ignites anew.