Caleb Reynolds has seen his brothers marry, one by one – dropping like flies. Now, he is the lone bachelor on Reynolds Ranch, and he’s not about to change his status.
He rethinks his determination when the Reynolds take in the Simmons siblings. Ruth Simmons comes to Crooked Creek as a Mail Order Bride, bringing her two younger siblings along with her. From day one, however, it’s evident something dastardly is at play, and she flees to the welcoming arms of the Reynolds clan, hiding from the unknown stranger who hunts her.
Ruth needs protection, and Caleb is able to provide it – but his stubbornness isn’t so easily denied. Can Ruth face her fears and save her family? Will Caleb listen to his heart before he turns Ruth away for good?