No one knows the Crazy Woman of Rain Mountain. And that's just fine with Annalee Evans. She went to the mountains because they were a good place to hide. Besides, she doesn't need anyone in her life; she already has three friends–her two Dobermans and a shotgun. Deputy Ben Ravenswood would certainly be Annalee's friend–or more–if she'd let him. Annalee almost believes she can trust him, but she's been burned once too often in the past. Then a runaway shows up at Annalee's cabin, reminding her of a little girl who long ago needed someone to care. Helping the girl means turning to Ben and opening her safe haven to strangers. Much as she wants to, Annalee just can't close the door….