Ida Mae McAuley wondered if her occupation and marital status will forever be defined by the same word-spinster. Cyrus Morgan has proposed more than once, but is her gratitude for his kindness since her parents' tragic deaths reason enough to accept? Seven years ago Olin Orr's temper cost another man his life. Now an accomplished tinsmith, Olin returns to Charlotte to rent McAuley's vacant smithy, knowing he must also face the past. When the lovely Ida Mae begins receiving threats, demanding she get rid of her tenant, Olin fears that coming home was a msitake. But is the perpetrator tying to get rid of Olin? Or is Ida Mae the real target?