One Hundred six degrees and the nearest water was fifteen miles away in the Snake River. Nothing but brown dirt and scraggly sagebrush as far as the eye could see. Then the flying ants swarmed at midday. And the coyotes howled at night. And yet Kathryn was determined to survive.
Kathryn has come to Kuna, Idaho, with her papa, who dreams of starting a church for the handful of hardy pioneers struggling desperately to hold on until irrigation comes to the desert. But does God even know this place exists? And what dark secret does the disturbing Scotsman Merrick carry beneath his jaunty exterior? Can Kathryn find the courage to triumph over the challenges of such a harsh environment and those who would betray and even murder?