Meghan O’Reiley is the most mysterious and sought-after citizen in Pig Eye Gulch. Yet no one befriends or even fully trusts the beautiful young woman. They seek her out in times of trouble–to heal their sick children or soothe their own ailments–but she is otherwise regarded with superstition and unease. Since her grandmother died, Meghan has carried on, finding solace and peace in the cultivation of the wild herbs she uses to create her healing medicines.
When Conner Hendrickson needs help for his sweet baby daughter Bonnie, Meghan’s formerly solitary life is suddenly full of spark and zest. She’s wary of getting too close as she knows that a life with Conner cannot be hers. He comes from a life of privilege, having grown up in London’s high society. Conner is the owner of the Sapphire Yogo mine and employs most of the citizens of Pig Eye Gulch, and Meghan knows that his aspirations will take him far beyond her rough-hewn Montana mining town. But try as she might, Meghan’s love for both Conner and Bonnie deepens each day as she nears the precipice of losing them both.