Sweet Boundless (Diamond of the Rockies) : Their vows were a tenuous bond at best, but she had little else to cling to... Newly married Carina DiGratia Shepard longs to make a home for herself and her husband in the rugged mining town of Crystal, Colorado. But haunted by the pain of his troubled childhood and fearing he possesses a heart unable to love, Quillan Shepard has abandoned her without word of his return. Carina fears she may break under the pain of rejection but responds with determination. She courageously carves out an independent existence in the town that has become home to her, but through it all Carina longs to find a way to loosen the bitterness that holds her husband's soul captive.