Kate Owens moved to Jurgen, South Dakota, to start her life over again. She was determined to put her past choices and hurt behind her and live a quiet and peaceful life, that was until he walked into the diner. Suddenly, she had something to look forward to everyday, and her quiet and peaceful world wasn't so quiet or peaceful. Lee Mercer had returned to his hometown to settle his brother's estate. It was something he had never thought he would be asked to do, since he and his mother were always considered outsiders in the small town, even by his own family. He had hated to return, that was until he met her. Suddenly there was a reason to enjoy being back in Jurgen. But could he get past Kate's walls, and could he make Jurgen his hometown once again even though he was still an outsider?