She was a woman alone, trying to make her way in a man's world. How far would the town go to stop her?
The winter of 1894 was especially cruel to Angel Rogers. Her beloved father, Oliver "Old Man" Rogers, had passed away, leaving eighteen-year-old Angel alone, with no one to help her run the family's sprawling sheep ranch. When the following spring brings little rain, Angel has only her faith-and Rogers Creek, the only water in Hartville-to see her through.
Rancher Jeremy Johnstone can do nothing but watch helplessly as his herds slowly die of thirst. In desperation, he calls upon Angel to gain access to the precious but limited water-but finds himself trying to win her heart as well.
But to what lengths are other ranchers willing to go in order to gain access to Rogers Creek? Will Angel's desire to keep her ranch outweigh the calling of her heart? Or is she willing to sacrifice everything-even her life-to keep her father's legacy alive?