The Rev. Arthur Marsh is a fake. The former Indian fighter, brawler, and veteran of the Battle of San
Jacinto has convinced his congregation that he is a man of God. Then a young, raven-haired stranger
named Rachel collapses in his arms, and on one sweltering Texas morning, everything changes. While
the town whispers about the woman’s morals, Arthur longs to marry her and offer her unborn child his
name, but his secret past looms large, demanding his silence.
Rachel is utterly alone. Expecting a child and on the run with no place to go, she dreams of staying
in the tiny Texas town and near the preacher. But what if he discovers her past? Will the Rev.
Arthur Marsh turn her in?