Could he heal the wounds of her past? A terrifying encounter with a band of desperadoes left Laura Shafton a fearful widow and a scarred beauty. So when a tall, dark stranger came knocking at her door she greeted him with a rifle - cocked and loaded. Every instinct told her to turn Caleb McCurdy away - except she needed a man's help. Soon Laura discovered his hard body hid a warm heart that melted all her fears away. But the dark places in Caleb's past would divide them, unless Laura could learn a tough lesson about forgiveness.