This was an endearing story from the beginning to the end.The characters pain is this story was so apparent. Forced into prostitution at the age of twelve as her parents and family died on the trail she found a way to escape after fifteen years in captivity.A man who had a heart of gold bought her and took her away from that life and made her a wife and a mother.But,shortly after being married her husband passes on of a heart condition and once again left alone to fend for herself and child. Her husband has provided her with a home in Idaho which he planned to take her take her but never got the chance. She must forge her way to Idaho by hiring a guide to take her. Once the ad was placed she received a couple of man who applied for the job but, there is a surprise to find out that one of the applicants was her husband estranged brother who hates her and who had a falling out with her husband. Making the decision to hire Matthew to take her is a gamble.Matthew has a past that he is running from and so is his brothers wife both hoping to put it behind them as the reach Idaho.Matthew needs to love and forgive and Annabelle needs to forgive herself for past sins as they we not her fault they both find things out about each other along the trail that lets each other into the other heart and you see a healing of two wounded souls come alive between the pages and develop a slow but budding romance that makes you heart go awe and rooting from them to find a way to become a family after all....Loved it and looking forward to others in the series as well.