Can one impatient woman with a dream to provide a refuge for women in need melt the heart of an impervious, stingy banker?
Dessa Caldwell has a dream:
To open Pierson House, a refuge for former prostitutes in Denver’s roughest neighborhood. But after exhausting all charitable donations, Dessa still needs a loan. Her last hope hinges on the owner of Hawkins National Bank.
Henry Hawkins has a secret:
He owns the most successful bank in town, but his initial capital came from three successful stage coach robberies. Though he’s Denver’s most eligible bachelor, to protect his past, he’s built a fortress around his heart that no one can penetrate . . . until the day Dessa Caldwell strolls into his bank requesting a loan.
Though he’s certain her proposal is a bad investment, Henry is drawn to Dessa’s passion. But that same passion drives her to make rash decisions about Pierson House . . . and about whom she can trust. One man might hold the key to the future of her mission—but he also threatens to bring Henry’s darkest secrets to light. As the walls around their hearts begin to crumble, Henry and Dessa must choose between their plans and God’s, between safety and love.
“Once again, Lang scores big with a well-researched tale that provides an inside look at the seedy side of Denver in the 1880s. The prose is descriptive, and the characters are authentic. Lang reminds the reader that our patience is developed when our faith is tested.”
— Romantic Times Book Reviews