Life in Cedar Bend, Kansas, has become one predictable day after another. Joanne Brady helps her father with his patients, smiles sweetly at her beau, and secretly chafes over the boredom of it all. She wonders, is this really all life is meant to be? Where is the romance? The adventures? And then one day she asks God to send her someone exciting and unpredictable … and dangerous.
Clay Shepherd has been on the road all his life, moving from one wrangler job to the next, never staying long enough to put down roots. Unexpected events draw him back to the one place — and one girl — he remembers fondly. When Clay arrives in Cedar Bend, Joanna finds herself drawn to the charisma and excitement that surround him. But she knows he isn’t a Christian and she shouldn’t be unequally yoked. So why does she feel Clay might be the answer to her prayers?