Talented Debbie Macomber takes readers on a journey into a small North Dakota town to meet a new group of characters in the first of a new trilogy.

Lindsay Snyder was from the South. Shed only ever visited her grandparents North Dakota home as a child. A broken relationship leads to a need to get away, and Buffalo Valleys need for a high school teacher seems the perfect answer. She packs up her life and heads out to serve a one-year contract.

What she didnt expect was to fall in love with the town, her students, and one students big brother, rancher Gage Sinclair. She also wasnt prepared for being constantly reminded that shes an outsider.

To a small farming community hit hard by the times, Lindsay is a breath of fresh air. For Gage Sinclair, she is the woman he is afraid to love for fear she will leave him.

Ms. Macomber kicks off this new series well, introducing many citizens of Buffalo Valley, and leaves her fans anticipating the next installment. (Apr., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Richardson