The US Marine Corps made a man out of Nathan Morningway. The orphaned baby girl left to him by his military buddy made him a father. With no training in diaper duty, Nathan heads home to Morningway Lodge—where he’s not exactly warmly welcomed by his family. Luckily day-care worker Jessica Sabin helps care for little Gracie and teaches him how to be a daddy. But why does Jessica look so sad sometimes? Nathan’s new mission: make Jessica smile forever.



It’s been years since single father Buck Redmond set foot in his Texas hometown. He plans to quickly sell his family’s ranch and get out. But the Redmond homestead now belongs to his former flame, Ellie McBride. Ellie stirs up all kinds of memories, and soon Buck is reminded of why he loved Ellie. But making her his Texas bride will mean completely opening his heart.