"When Tom Stuart, the owner of a New Mexico trading post dies, his will surprises everyone. He's left his business to employee Josephine Buck, a young Navajo woman who thought of Tom as a surrogate father. Ben Stuart and his dad had had problems, but military service changed Ben for the better and put the two men back in each other's lives. His father's sudden death ends any possibility of a true reconciliation and leaves Ben fuming at being disinherited. Suspecting that Jo had an affair with his father, Ben is determined to get control of the trading post. Because of her hataalii training, Jo understands that Ben is wounded in both body and soul, and she's determined to help him. As Jo and Ben move toward a deeper understanding of each other, they learn that that the trading post at the center of their lives holds many secrets -- and one in particular that shocks them to the core"--Back cover.