Joy Anderson was innocent, young, and trusting when she met Gabe Venture. An aspiring journalist with worlds to conquer, Gabe came to New Mexico to explore the natural wonders of Lost River Cave, with Joy acting as his guide. Surrounded by staggering beauty, they both surrendered to a passion too powerful to deny--and Joy gave herself freely to the most extraordinary man she had ever known. But Gabe was destined for great things, and so he left Joy with memories, a broken heart . . . and, months later, a cherished, if painful, reminder of their lost love: a daughter. Seven years have passed, and Joy--now a respected professor--has put what once was behind her, though the memory will always remain alive in the light that shines in the eyes of her beautiful child. Now Gabe has returned. Fresh and alive with rich, bold emotion, Elizabeth Lowell's classic love story shines anew, proving once and for all that an already accomplished novel of poignancy and power can be remade into something truly remarkable.