Lauren Tanner has come to Tanner's Crossing to open a bed and breakfast on her share of the Tanners' property. Luke is a shy man who feels a debt of gratitude to the Tanner brothers. So when they ask him to keep an eye on their cousin and not let on why he's there, he can't refuse. But Luke doesn't know that someone is out to hurt Lauren or about her strong dislike of her cousins. He's even more surprised when she falls in love with him despite his scarred appearance. Peggy Moreland weaves just enough intrigue into a perfectly written story, then adds terrific characters and comes up with a definite winner in Tanner Ties (4.5).