Marriage and family aren’t for everyone—that’s what Grace Cooper had finally accepted. But when a little girl hides in the library where Grace is volunteering and burrows her way into Grace’s heart, she realizes happiness is possible—until the girl’s prickly guardian wants nothing to do with her.
Oliver DeHart is in Promise Creek for one thing—to find more copper. But after becoming his niece’s guardian, his priorities have shifted. When the only person available to nanny is the same woman who found Arabella in the library, he’s even more distracted. Grace heats his blood like no other, but a relationship is impossible. His parents’ marriage taught him that such unions were rarely happy, and he’s determined to avoid an entanglement at all costs.
But when Grace forms an unbreakable attachment to his niece, Oliver must decide whether staying safe or embracing what he wants most is the right choice for them all.