This vel is about a woman who sets out, with premeditation, to fall in love with the man of her dreams, or more importantly, to set a trap, causing him to fall in love with her. In a way, doing this goes against the laws of nature, of mankind. Love is an emotion, and one can neither plan r consciously cause it to happen. But Maggie tries. When she sees Jim, a handsome, young soldier who has just returned from World War II, she begins to stalk her prey. Jim's long-time relationship with Angela is thing more than a temporary roadblock to her. Maggie had grown up in a small, forgotten town, dirt poor, and had to scrape for everything she had. She had been raped, suffered a severe mental breakdown, had even been married to a man she did t love. She was almost glad when Robert died in the war. It was so unfair; she deserved to be happy, any way she could, matter who was hurt in the process, even her young son. How could she kw she would truly fall in love with Jim? Because of Maggie's deceitful determination, terrible things are set into motion, hearts are broken, and families are torn apart by the anguish of suicide. Sometimes getting what we want is t the best thing. Do Maggie and Jim end up together? How will it end?