1939 – Kansas
With no money to pay the mortgage and nothing to prove she actually owns the land, the only way of life Lily Archer has ever known is threatened. Her small town of Anderson, Kansas, has contracted to secure its water supply by building a lake that will swallow the farm she’d promised never to leave.
Foreman of the city lake project, Joe Kendall is new in town and responsible to procure the land and supervise the project, but he didn’t anticipate Lily’s strength…or his weakness.
When Lily’s former beau returns to Anderson, she’s faced with a choice to revisit a promise she couldn’t make in order to keep a promise she can’t break.