When Merry Morehouse, a city girl carrying a life-crushing secret, crashes into Doc Adams in the remote Allegheny Mountains, it initiates an experience that dramatically changes their lives. Betrayed by a trusted friend who backed out of their planned trip, Merry decides to become her big girl self and begins her first-ever camping trip. Lost at night and panic-stricken in sparsely populated mountains, she decides to head home. Turning around on a remote road, Merry crashes into a man who recently lost his beloved wife to cancer. She's now alone with no protection, no car, and not place to stay.Doc Adams, a disabled combat vet in danger of being fired from his job, holds no romantic interest in another woman when he offers Merry an overnight stay at this isolated home. She fearfully accepts, and their personal beliefs become the foundation for initial arguments concerning God, guns, law enforcement, and news media reports. Discover how they quickly turn this into a warm, loving relationship.