Two years ago, Chief Black Fox was devastated when he lost his wife, Wind Spirit, to meningitis. His heart shriveled the day she died and the grief has weighed heavily on him ever since. Worse yet, his life seems to lack purpose and he spends many of his days alone and bored. For a proud Lakota chief, such a life is the kiss of death. From out of nowhere, three orphans enter his life and change it in a way he never imagined. He also never thought he’d meet anyone like Beth Langley.
The orphanage in Wolf Point, the Thayer House, is low on money, time, and resources. Things need to be fixed, there are more children than they have room or money to take care of properly. Beth Langley, the administrator, begs and borrows from wherever she can, even using her own meager pay to care for the kids as best she and her small staff can. When three kids she placed with a couple a few months prior go missing, she’s beside herself with worry.
Upon first meeting Black Fox, Beth is mesmerized by the tall, exotic chief, but he doesn’t have a clue—that is until his close friend Joe tips him off. Neither can deny what the Lakota call “two souls brushing” and, united by a common cause and drawn closer by their unlikely attraction, they begin a life of renewal and hope. But can they find their way to the horizon that promises everlasting love and happiness, or will the path there be forever darkened by anger and pride?