Five years after the final shot was fired in the War Between the States, Selah Daughtry can barely manage to keep
herself, her two younger sisters, and their spinster cousin fed and clothed. With their family's Mississippi plantation
swamped by debt and the Big House falling down around them, the only option seems to be giving up their ancestral
land—until a hotel management agent for the railroad offers her hope for the future. If she'll turn her home into a hotel, Levi Riggins says, he can all but guarantee it will be saved. Selah isn't sure she
entirely trusts the handsome Yankee. Yet what other options does she have? She'll have to stay on her guard ... but she
never expected to have to guard her heart.