|| Jack Halliday struck it rich in the 1860 silver boom in VirginiaCity! As Annalee and her mother travel to join him in Nevada,their joy turns to ashes. They're unprepared for the savagemountain winter that traps them in a desperate struggle for survival.At this critical moment, lawman BrettWilder arrives in town. He's looking for the gunslinger whocrippled his father—and he suspects Jack.When Annalee and Brett meet asthey each search for Jack, they must face what they believe about thesovereignty of God, justice, and mercy. They also must discover whether theirgrowing love for one another will melt like snow into an icy mountain stream orbloom like a rose in the desert.