Despite a life marked by tragedy and hardship, Beth dreams of going to university. Then a brutal encounter leaves her pregnant at seventeen. Unwilling to break her mother's heart. Beth bears her secret alone and gives up her baby daughter for adoption. She finishes school, takes on a challenging job and meets Michael. When he proposes, she faces a dilemma - should she tell Michael her guilty secret - knowing that the brutal father of her child will be at her wedding?
Margaret Kaine is the author of "Friends and Families," "A Girl of Her Time," and "Rosemary," Her first novel, "Ring of" "Clay," won the 2002 Romantic Novelists' Association/Reader's Digest of Love and Life New Writer's Award.