Ever since her brother was killed in a duel with their neighbor, Reed Bishop, Carina is left to care for their South Carolina plantation and convalescent father. But when Reed returns home, things change. Reed seems determined to help Carina with her overwhelming problems—while Carina fights a growing attraction to the tenderhearted man Reed has become. When the full truth of the duel is revealed, can Carina’s dueling heart at last find peace?