Can runaway Libby Cantrell finally get a new start? Libby Cantrell s life has gone from bad to worse since her mother s death. After working in a brothel to support her abusive father, she sees no hope for her future until one cold winter night when she finds the courage to escape. When she collapses in Portersfield, Texas, exhausted, ill, and hungry, Sheriff Cory Muldoon finds her and takes her to the doctor. Against Cory s better judgment, Seth and Erin Winston take her in and offer her a job as a nanny for their young son. As a minister, Seth sees it as his duty to take care of her. As a deputy, Cory needs to know the truth about her even as he is attracted to the waif of a young woman. As Cory s feelings for her grow and winter becomes spring, will he be able to accept her as she is now and truly forget and forgive her sordid past?