A widow running a stage waystation falls passionately in love with a lawman and the outlaw he is chasing. Can they find a future together?
Martha, a lonely widow, scrapes a living running a remote waystation in the arid high country of New Mexico. Her day-to-day existence is brightened by the arrival of Frank, a young deputy. In their brief time together, they discover they share an unhappiness with their lives and, more importantly, a passionate desire for each other. Before Frank leaves, he tells her that she needn’t be alone again, that he’ll return to her. It is more than Martha dared dream for. She finally sees some spark of hope and life in the barren land she lives in.
A storm brings an outlaw to her door—the very same outlaw Frank has been trying to catch. The wanted poster never mentioned Brent’s charm—or his confidence. What he offers Martha is a love quite different from any she has ever known before. What Brent sees in Martha is a future, a refuge from a life spent on the run. Reality dictates otherwise and when Frank returns, Martha faces a seemingly impossible choice.
Will she live a quiet life with Frank, forever wondering if she made the right decision or will Brent offer a way that all three of them can enjoy a future together?