Searching for a place to call home, the last thing she expects is a man to call her own. Desperate to escape, Kerry O'Day is running away from the pain of her mother's death as well as an unwanted arranged marriage. She seeks refuge in North Carolina with her father, only to find that he was killed in the Civil War. Complicating things further, the handsome and mysterious Slade Dillon shows up to claim her father's land-and every ounce of her attention. Forced to split the land due to their competing claims, Kerry and Slade must learn to live together peacefully, all the while fighting to protect their land, their lives, and their hearts. This Retro Romance reprint was originally published in January 2000 by Zebra Books.