Colleen Caldwell is the owner of Triple C Ranch, a boarding and teaching facility located in the hills and valleys of beautiful Simi Valley, California. Colleen, a gorgeous young widow at thirty-two, has a passion for horses and soft spot for the underdog. Joan Caldwell, the mother of Colleen's dead husband, lives with her and works the accounting end of the business. Our story begins on a hot, hung over, August Sunday morning. Colleen is training a young filly, when the horse suddenly goes crazy and nearly tramples her to death. From nowhere, a mysterious cowboy appears in the dust and saves the day, and then disappears before Colleen gets the chance to thank him. Colleen is rushed to the hospital where she meets August Riley, a woman with a troubled past, and Leah, a nurse with a heart and the knowledge of how to use it. The first installment of the Triple C Ranch Saga follows Colleen's journey through recovery, where she learns more than she ever bargained for.