A year later, Annie Blake is still trying to recover from her unexpectedly ended engagement. Remaining silent about the true reason and struggling to protect someone who betrayed her, she decides to take full responsibility, being well aware that her reputation and her future are at stake. For longer than she can remember, all she ever wanted was a happy marriage. When Jethro appears on the horizon, in an unexpected twist of fate, Annie finds herself hopelessly in love with him. Now that she has one last chance to fulfill her wish, will she fight for it or will she back down? Will she manage to carry this scandalous secret that can potentially destroy her life?
Jethro Mills, the son of the Reverend, is ready to find his helpmeet. His world turns upside down, though, when he discovers that his future wife abandoned her betrothed just days before their wedding. Although he can’t fathom a worse prospect, he decides to yield under his family’s pressure and give Annie a chance. Soon enough, no matter how hard he tries to resist, he finds himself surprisingly stricken with her wit and unique beauty. Can he get past his own prejudice and trust her? Will Jethro find the woman his heart desires on Annie’s face?
As the forced union draws near, lies begin to spiral until the truth is buried so deep, it will take a lot of courage and devotion to draw it out. Will Annie ever have her happy ending? Will Jethro find the woman his heart desires? Or will they be torn apart by a lie that threatens to overtake them all?