Dorothy Garlock weaves a thrilling tale of life in Depression-era Missouri, as the folks of Fertile-including the beloved Jones clan-brace for disaster… one that could expose this quaint midwestern town to a flood of shameful truths and shattering secrets. When pretty April Asbury arrives in Fertile, Missouri, to take her place as Dr. Forbes’s new nurse, she’s looking forward to life in this picturesque town. And it doesn’t disappoint. Even the driving rain can’t dim its charm. But while Fertile might seem as pristine as April’s starched white uniforms, it’s anything but. Soon the spunky blonde will need all the strength she can muster to fight her powerful attraction to Joe Jones, a man who has “heartbreaker” written all over him; stare down a bunch of malicious gossips; and fend off a would-be suitor who’s up to no good. And there’s worse to come, as a bitter widow plots revenge and her husband’s twisted legacy comes home to roost. Now, in a town where so many have something to hide, tensions are rising faster than the river. When all hell breaks loose, April must hang on tight to the man she loves if they’re both to survive.