Convicted thief and con-woman Teagan Copperfield is willing to do anything to avoid prison–even become an honest woman. Earning a full pardon for her crimes should be a piece of cake. All she has to do is gain the trust of Jared O’Neill, the cynical lawyer in charge of her rehabilitation and help him root out the political corruption in Colorado Territory’s capital. Oh, and keep him alive until her pardon comes through. The task isn’t without pitfalls, however. The unconditional love offered by the O’Neill family threatens to break through her emotional defenses. Ellie, a six-year-old orphan, has a faith in God that Teagan finds intriguing. Then there’s Jared O’Neill—a man unlike any Teagan has ever known.