Jacob Taft is ready to leave town, but when an earthquake devastates San Francisco, the army sergeant stays to aid in the recovery. With an entire camp of refugees to protect, Jacob believes his present obligations—and his past regrets—leave no room for romance. Until he meets a selfless, kindhearted beauty determined to help as many survivors as she can.
Growing up in an orphanage, Nina Hansen always longed for a family. Creating her own with the children she rescues comes naturally … as do her feelings for Jacob. Though the handsome soldier seems set in his solitary ways, Nina’s bright outlook is contagious. Will rebuilding the city together tear down the walls around their hearts?