Jessica Layton left her Oregon hometown—and her longtime love—for medical school with one thing on her mind: saving lives. Her frontier dreams were filled with more than rural domestic life, even if that life was with the man she was supposed to marry.
Now, years later, Cole Braddock is not pleased to see Dr. Jessica Layton back in Powell Springs. He’s never forgiven her for choosing her career over him. With his brother fighting in the trenches in France, Cole’s busy running the family horse farm and supplying mounts to the Allied forces. He assumes he won’t have to see much of his childhood love—but the pull between them only grows stronger.
To escape the heartache of seeing Cole again, Jessica vows to keep her visit home as brief as possible. But the influenza epidemic that’s been ravaging the world hits Powell Springs hard. With no other doctor available, Jessica stays to treat the victims … and tries to ignore the emotions that surge each time Cole crosses her path.
Cole knows that Jess can save their town, but will he let her heal his heart?
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