Sharon had been dreaming of this day since her parents died and her uncle assumed her guardianship-five long years ago. But as she steps off the stagecoach in Farmington, New Mexico, life takes another dramatic shift, and Sharon finds herself alone again. Ranch foreman Jason Riordan has the unenviable task of telling this citified young woman that her uncle is dead and she now owns the Lazy H and all the work that goes with it. How will an eighteen-year-old girl ever manage all the duties of running a ranch? As a drought moves in and tensions mount, the questions surrounding her uncle's death loom large. Suddenly, Sharon finds herself the next target of a mysterious gunman. Can Jason find a way to protect the woman he has grown to love?