In 1868, post-Civil War Virginia, Angeline "Angel" Harris, a teacher, believing she killed a man, flees to the Colorado Territories straight into the arms of the only man she’s ever trusted. Sure he’d spurn her if he knew her secret, she hides her love.
After spending ten years abroad Jacob "Jake" Walker returns in answer to his family’s request for help. Shocked to find his sister’s childhood friend stranded in the wilderness, he determines to get her safely to Canyon City. But the intense passion building with the woman called Angel is completely unexpected.