As filled with promise as her name, nineteen-year-old Summer Kuykendall heads west for the vast Texas ranges where she hopes to find Sam McLean, the man who had cared for her family long ago. Instead she finds renegade Apaches, a scheming enemy - and Sam's son Slater. As hard-nosed as big San was kind, Slater lives and works to find the outlawwho has killed his father. Now a sweet memory from his boyhood arrives on his doorstep - the little girl he once knew transformed into a beautiful young woman. But over their new love lomms the shadow of a long-hidden, long-feared secret... one that can destroy everything they could hope for.