Kerry’s beloved father was dead, and his precious manuscript, his life’s work, was in her keeping. But could Kerry overcome all that stood between her and delivering the manuscript to her father’s publisher? Could she withstand her beautiful, spoiled little mother who wanted her to abandon her father’s masterpiece? Could she escape the cunning plans of a man who would stop at nothing—even kidnapping—to steal the manuscript and take credit for her father's genius? And could she trust the handsome young stranger who offered her his quiet strength, wisdom—and love?