Buffalo Valley has found new life. People have started moving to this town—people like Lindsay Snyder, who came as a teacher and stayed, marrying local farmer Gage Sinclair. And now Lindsay's best friend, Maddy Washburn, has decided to pull up stakes and join her in Buffalo Valley, hoping for the same kind of satisfaction. And the same kind of love…
Jeb McKenna is a rancher, a solitary man who's learned to endure. Maddy—unafraid and openhearted—is drawn to Jeb, but he rejects her overtures. Until one of North Dakota's deadly storms throws them together…
Those few days and nights bring unexpected consequences for Maddy and Jeb. Consequences that, one way or another, affect everyone in Buffalo Valley.
New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber returns to Buffalo Valley, North Dakota, a close-knit farming community struggling to survive in an increasingly industrial world. "Never say die" is the motto for Buffalo Valley and its resilient citizens, including newcomer Maddy Washburn, first introduced in Dakota Born, her best friend, teacher Lindsay Sinclair, Lindsay's husband, Gage, and Jeb McKenna, a local rancher whose tragic accident has left scars much deeper than the loss of his leg. More and more isolated since the tractor calamity, Jeb does not welcome pretty Maddy's friendly overtures. But when Maddyy is stranded in a vicious winter storm, Jeb saves her life, warming her with his own body heat--and steamy caresses. Jeb feels the ice encasing his heart start to thaw with each sweet embrace. In this second installment in a trilogy, longtime Macomber fans and new recruits will welcome Buffalo Valley's extensive cast of quirky characters with open arms. --Alison Trinkle