The year is 1934. In the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia Lila Bruce, a young woman nearing the age when she might be called an "old maid" marries handsome Joe Jennings, a man she has loved since she was a young girl. He’s made it clear to her that this is a marriage of convenience, but she still has hopes that she can somehow make him love her. Their lovemaking is
passionate and steamy, right from the start, but can she connect with his heart? Their lives threatened by forces beyond their control, they share an absolute passion, but can they find love before it’s too late. Set against a backdrop of conflict and danger, this is a novel of great love and great courage.