Eskauldun fededun—the Basque is faithful. Words Zak de Neuville engraved inside the ring he gave Tess O'Reilly when he promised to love her forever, then disappeared without a word. Now, Zak is back in Baker's Creek. He's also the father of a boy who had to have been conceived shortly after Zak left. Tess too has returned to Baker's Creek to help her ailing father. After their lengthy estrangement because of Zak, she's come home to rebuild the relationship they once had, before it's too late, and she has no intention of getting involved with Zak again. The problem is, time has done nothing to temper the white-hot flame that's once again building.