Reba Farrall was lost--until a kindly old gentleman took her under his wing and helped heal her shattered spirit. Now her dearest friend is gone, leaving her with a doubting, broken heart...and half-interest in a California gem mine. But Chance Walker has burst into Reba''s life--a daring adventurer who believes in nothing except the priceless uncut stones for which he searches the Earth. In the blistering heat of Death Valley--in the intoxicating presence of a jewel more exquisite than any he has ever seen--Chance must confront a dire peril that stalks the sad and sensuous beauty. For only he can save Reba Farrall from harm--and only she can teach him how to love.
From the Publisher:
Heartbroken after the loss of the old man who had cared for her during her time of need, Reba Farrall journeys to the California gem mine he has left her in his will, only to discover that she must share it with adventurer Chance Walker. (romance).