"Can she trust him to be the man she needs?" Faith Chambers has come home to Carson, West Virginia. From the moment she steps off the bus, she starts wondering if this is just another mistake in a long line of mistakes. She has no training to help her find employment, estranged parents, and a three-year-old daughter depending on her for support. Despite the dismal outlook for a future, she is determined to be independent and make it on her own. Then she meets a man who could steal her heart if she lets down her guard . . . but does she dare risk her heart again? Sheriff Cole Ainsley is only in Carson to fill out his father s term as sheriff. Once that s done, he ll be moving on to take a new direction in his life as a teacher. But when he meets Faith and her beautiful little girl, his suppressed longing for a family rises to the surface, and he begins to second-guess his decision to move on. He wants nothing more than to protect Faith and her daughter, but Faith is just as determined not to allow him to insert himself in her life. Can Faith forget the other men in her life who have betrayed her trust and follow her heart? Is Cole in love with Faith or the idea of a family?