Beautiful Julia Dobson knew love years ago. And it had broken her heart. Now she is back in the little frontier town of her childhood, living in her brother Luke Turner's house, a stranger to the happiness he has with his wife, Sarah. For while Sarah's love redeemed Luke from a wild, lawless past, Julia still burns with shame at being born a Turner, a pretty rag doll of a girl from a tarpaper shack...A girl not good enough for James Banks, the handsome son of the town doctor. Yet in this tiny Texas town Julia cannot avoid James for long. When their eyes met, desire washed over her just as it had before. She knows some things never change, but she cannot forget her dream of a love that comes once in a lifetim ...or her secret promise that this time she won't let him go.