“Childhood playmates Tanner Eastman & Jade Conner knew they were destined to marry someday. One day her mother left town with rumors flying of another man. Her dad told everyone they were moving to be with their mother but Jade never saw her mother again. When Tanner was in college he did a summer internship where the town council wanted his legal experience to shut down the childrens hospital due to budget cuts. Nurse Jade was at that meeting to protest that her sick children needed that hospital, rather than travel over 100miles for treatment. Tanners domineering mother wants a sterling reputation for her son who will one day be president & has no intention of allowing this relationship. Lies keep them apart for another 10 years with devastating consequences. Excellent reading, fascinating characters.