Only when she loses everything does she realize the true value of what he offered.
Engaged to the proud son of the town's biggest employer, Katrina's future-and that of her German immigrant family-is secure. Until a fire takes her parents' lives, and sobbing her grief in the arms of her fiancé's older brother flares into a tender night of passion.
Yet as much as her heart yearns toward a life with Justin, where he's going, she cannot follow. The scandal of a broken engagement would ruin what's left of her family.
Justin thought when he left Missouri to carve his own destiny in the Dakota territory, Katrina would be by his side. Instead he's alone on his forty acres, trying not to imagine her with his brother. The last angry words they spoke to each other echo in his head.
When she appears on his doorstep, shunned, penniless, and pregnant with his child, Justin is elated to see her. But she makes it clear she cannot, will not, stay in a place so dangerous. Until the baby is born, she wants to pretend they're married. When a tornado nearly kills them, Katrina begs Justin to move back to Missouri. Instead, he offers love. But accepting it will take more courage than she's ever known...
This book has been previously published.
Warning: Seeing life in a prairie sod house could make you reach for the vacuum cleaner. If only there was one around...