Tragedy had hit Teri Manders and her brother Jon at the same time, when Jon's wife ran away with Teri's fiance. So the unexpected offer to Jon of a farm in the Transvaal couldn't have come at a better moment. It would give Jon a chance to build a new life for himself and his little daughter, while Teri could look after them both and forget about men for a long, long time.
Brand Royce must be avoided from now on, Teri decided firmly. He was becoming far more authoritative. Besides, she had changed in some indefinable way, so that she found it difficult to ignore Brand's compelling personality.
"All men aren't the same, Teri," he said. "You must get that idea out of your mind."
But Teri wasn't sure she was really ready to trust a man again.