From the Inside Flap
Clara waited until he'd disappeared before opening the box. To her surprise she found several banded stacks of money and four small books. The first of the books appeared to be a diary of sorts in her late husband's handwriting. How strange. She'd never heard Adolph say he was keeping a journal. She slipped the books in her purse, then took up the money.
For a moment she wondered if she should give the money to Otto. If Adolph had mismanaged their affairs to the degree Otto implied, then this money might help to set things right. On the other hand, something about the entire matter troubled Clara. Adolph had always been very meticulous with their affairs, and what little Clara knew of their finances had always seemed solid.
She heard footsteps outside the open door and quickly stuffed the money into her purse. She could further contemplate what was to be done once she was in the comfort of her home. For now, all she knew was that there was a gun in her late husband's bedside table and a great deal of money no one apparently knew about in his bank box. None of it made sense.
From the Back Cover
When her husband, Adolph, dies suddenly, Clara Vesper is stunned. Not grief-stricken, as their marriage had never been a love match, but staggered by what might become of her and her children. For years she designed the sapphire jewelry that made her husband's company a fortune, but she has little money in her own name and soon discovers that she has inherited nothing. Fearing for the welfare of her two small children, she decides to take them to her aunt and uncle's ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy.
But much has changed since she last visited the Montana ranch, both for Clara and for those she was forced to leave behind. And when dangerous secrets from her late husband's past threaten everyone she loves, Clara must fight to remain where she can fulfill her dreams.