To Robin Bartlett, men are nothing more than violent users. After a hair-raising childhood, Robin and her two younger half-sisters battled simply to survive. Determined to give her sisters a very different life from that of their mother-to never have to rely on a man for anything-she worked two jobs and put them both through college, while accepting help from no one. Her heart had turned to ice and she had no use for men or God.
Antonio “Tony” Viscolli has grown up on the streets, homeless. At seventeen, he entered a downtown church with the intent of casing it, but found himself on his knees at the alter. After being fostered by the youth minister, Tony followed God’s leading and eventually became a very successful and powerful businessman. In a fallen world, he is a gem.
When Tony buys the restaurant where Robin bartends, she immediately resents his intrusion into her well ordered but exhausting life. She suspects him offering her special attention and constant kindness is merely his way of expecting something from her in return, something she isn’t willing to give.
Tony knows God has led him to Robin. Will she ever allow herself to trust him? Can she ever allow herself to trust God? Or will the winter of their tragic youth rise from the shadows of the past and freeze any chance at happiness?