About the book:
A man sets his hopes for the future by buying into someone else’s dream.
Jack Talon is on a mission to correct his mistakes of the past. After lending money to an American professor to fund his expedition to Peru, the professor dies without repaying his debt. Jack needs that money because now his restaurant is in peril. He has high hopes that the professor’s search for Incan treasure was successful, and that the man has left him something of value. To Jack’s surprise, the professor did leave something behind, but it is not what he expected.
Eden Ramirez is called from the mountains of Cuzco, Peru to be at her American father’s side. On his deathbed, he gives her a Bible and a pouch to give to Chicago restaurant owner Jack Talon. He also assures her that the man will help her get back home. But when Eden meets the rude man named Jack, she realizes he doesn’t want to help her because of his anger toward her father. Instead, he keeps trying to push her away. Coming from another culture and a simple way of life, Eden has survived on very little while Jack has always had more than needed. Or has he? It seems the thing Jack needs most in life right now is something that cannot be bought.
A man with everything to lose is made guardian of a woman who has everything to gain in this relationship of two opposites from different walks of life. Culture, love, honor, and forgiveness pave the road to what can be the most valuable treasure of all!