For Julia Colton, it means the difference between war and
peace, friendship and hatred. From birth, her father has
taught her that the Jayhawkers of Kansas are the
enemy--especially the Murphys. But when Ryan Murphy steps in
like a hero from a fairy tale, and saves her from a group of
Jayhawkers, Julia begins to question her alliances. She sees
a tenderness in his blue eyes that she has never seen in any
man, and she feels an undeniable spark between them.