Chet is dead to his family. That’s good. Maria is a beauty he’d like to spend time with. That’s bad—for her.
Maria Hensley has moved to Creede, taken a job, and lives with several friends. As much as she loves her new independence, she begins to imagine a happily ever after when she meets Chet. She can’t explain it but knows they should be together.
Chet Newell grew up in a family embroiled in range wars in Arizona. As a result of a train robbery gone wrong, his family thinks he’s dead. He’s glad they do and makes plans to create a new life in Creede, Colorado as a deputy.
After one dance with Maria, he’s convinced she’s the perfect woman for him but knows he’s not good enough for the preacher’s daughter. How can Chet overcome his past to have a chance of letting Maria into his life and his heart?