She was a woman in need of protection. But trust is the one thing feisty Grace "Red" Henderson is sure she'll never give to any man again, not even the cowboy who rescued her. Still, Ward Walker longs to protect the wary beauty and her little sister, in all the ways he couldn't safeguard his own family. Red desperately wants to put her tarnished past behind her. Little by little, Ward is persuading her to take a chance on Eden Valley, and on him. Yet turning his practical proposal into a real marriage means a leap of faith for both, toward a future filled with the promise of love.