Pushing up on her hands, she tried to stand. Trying to control her nerves, she gradually turned her head when she noticed her mother's body lying motionless by the oak rocker.
"Please get up." Kara shook her mother, but she didn't respond.
Kara could not possibly overpower the three men who beat her father, but only one thought invaded her mind: revenge.
Kara Mae Malone never thought of herself as the damsel in distress. She and her mother narrowly survived the brutal Indian attack that killed her father, and years later, Kara's heart is hardened and reluctant to love. With her widow mother getting older though, she has to take care of the family farm alone. The local rich bachelor and ladies' man, Mr. Hillmond, often comes calling, and her refusals just make his advances stronger.
At the stern advice of her mother, Kara reluctantly hires Jake Henry, the fetching new stranger in town, to help on the farm. But she dare not trust him with her heart. However, true love cannot be hidden, and the two are eventually drawn together. Kara can no longer deny her feelings, and she soon discovers what real love is. Chance brings them together, but it is the love of God that heals their wounds and gives them the desires of their heart.