Shy, young, and city-bred, Trisha was swept off her feet by rugged, demanding Kern Lowery. She married him eagerly, but left him abruptly when country life and the responsibilities of marriage became too much for her.
Trouble brings Trisha back to the Tennessee mountains. Kern scarcely recognizes the cool, confident woman she has become, but Trisha remembers all too well the familiar, aching need that explodes between them. They are strangers now, and the past lies heavily on Trisha's heart. But Kern's scorching touch compels her to acknowledge a bond between them that neither time nor distance can destroy.