From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of Roses comes a tender, classic love story about a first love that not even time can diminish, set in a small Oklahoma town where secrets - and betrayals - run deep.
Aly Kingston has only loved one man: Marshall Wayne. But she put all of those childish dreams behind her ages ago when the Waynes were forced to leave town. Her father's victory at foreclosing on the Wayne family farm, the betrayal written all over Marshall's face-it all lingers in her mind and in her heart. Now, years later, she's surprised to see Marshall back home in Claiborne. So much has changed since he's been away...and so much remains the same.
Seeing Aly after all these years surprises Marshall Wayne. Gone is the gangly girl who used to follow him around. In her place is a beautiful woman with warmth and sensitivity, someone who makes him want to believe in love again. But Marshall is back in Claiborne for one reason and one reason alone: to get revenge on the man who destroyed his family and to take back what rightfully belongs to him.
As chilly spring mornings warm into sunny summer days, will Aly lose her heart to the man who's plotting to destroy her family? Or can she show him that love runs deeper than vengeance?