Following the westward route of the Orphan Trains, itinerant photographer Shea Waterston is searching for the infant son she was forced to give up ten years ago. To pay her way, Shea photographs everything from church choirs to outlaws, and is setting up her camera at a hanging when she lands in Judge Gallimore's jail.
Colorado Territorial Judge Cameron Gallimore, a strong but just man, damned himself years before with one fateful decision. But when Shea is hurt saving his life, Cameron takes her to his ranch—against his own better judgement—to recuperate. While there, Shea begins to suspect the Judge's ten-year-old son is her own lost child.
But the boy's identity isn't the only secret Cam has, and just as Shea begins to heal the empty places in his heart, Cam's past catches up with him. Now Cameron must stand against his enemies to protect his boy and win Shea's love forever.
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