Journey back to Portland, Oregon, 1879, where widowed Nancy Pritchard finds herself in a world of problems as her deceased husband's shady business schemes come to light. As she sorts through the shadowed memories of their loveless marriage, Nancy discovers there is a lot she didn't know about the man she married.
Seth Carpenter, one of Nancy's childhood friends, recently returned to Portland, and is excited to see her again. As a lawyer, he offers to help her with the legal ramifications of her husband's death. There is more to Seth than she knows, and his job will take him into the dark side of Nancy's husband's life, a side she didn't even know about.
As the two search for answers about her husband's death, a mutual attraction complicates the matter. When Nancy's own life is threatened, will Seth be honest with her about who he really is and why he's returned to Portland? Can Nancy really handle another betrayal?