Better than any cowboy, Oakley Hallowell’s hard work and mystical gifts are the reason her family’s ranch thrives in the harsh landscape of Paradox Valley, Colorado, in 1889. But while the land and animals prosper under her care, Oakley battles to survive the control and abuse of her father, Gideon.
Antero, a lone Ute Indian, helps Oakley after a fall from her horse. She prays her father never finds out—for Antero’s safety and her own. But one chance meeting quickly evolves into a forbidden love affair. When a local man is murdered and Antero accused of the gruesome crime, Oakley must fight for the life she wants. Hate, violence, death—can love survive it all?