Out of the Empty Ruins of Yesterday Penniless, desperate, and determined, Maggie Stanley grabs her small baby and runs into the snowy Idaho night, fleeing a dangerous past. Now in her loneliest, blackest hour, a handsome, down-and-out stranger’s compassion shines forth like a torch in the darkness, offering her the warmth and comfort she has always longed for but never known. But though tenderness lives buried deep in Rafe Kendrick’s heart--and though Maggie sees a soul wounded like her own in the depths of his startlingly beautiful eyes--she knows she must never, ever trust any man again. Toward an Undreamed-of Tomorrow Rafe, however, is more than he seems--an enigmatic man of secrets who could give Maggie the moon and stars, had he not solemnly vowed to spend the rest of his life alone. But sometimes, without warning, love can transform a cold, pitiless world into paradise. And a man who has lost nearly everything, a woman who has forgotten how to dream, and the helpless child who needs them both can truly become that most wondrous of creations: a family.