Even sleep doesn't protect Violet Browning from the horrors of the fire she survived in the New York City shirtwaist factory. When Violet examines her burn scars, she vows she'll never work in a locked sewing factory again--even if she has to lie, cheat, and steal. Micah Larson, the handsome and righteous mayor of a small Kansas town, has no tolerance for liars, cheaters, and thieves. Then, Violet arrives aboard the Orphan Train and offers to care for Micah's dear friends who have suffered burns in a house fire. And their own flames of passion ignite.