Nelda Hanson, a successful young designer in Chicago, has come home to Iowa to sell the family farm. Here, just eight years ago, she was a pregnant teenage bride, torn from the arms of her new husband minutes after the ceremony. Nelda wouldn't see him again, not even after she bore his child.Now suddenly--and dangerously--Lute Hanson is back in her life. The thin, blue-eyed boy with the shy smile has become a rugged and handsome, yet distant and angry man. He's someone who has reason to hate her. But all Nelda can hate is her own weakness in loving him, as if she could have ever stopped, as if all the hurt over so much time could not return to consume them both.