Beautiful, flame-haired Benny Melody was born to hardship and adversity. Handsome Beal Addison gave her his dream of building a timber dynasty. She loved him as a child, loved and wanted him as she grew into womanhood, but she never dreamed he would leave Oregon and return with an elegant wife. Beal was married, but even as Benny grew into beauty, married Beal's brother and joined his battle for justice, and eventually ruled her own mighty empire, Benny was driven by a consuming passion. Her heart would always belong to Beal. Her love for him was passionate, willful, and strong enough To Last a Lifetime.