Melinda Andrews loves deeply. She often pours that love into caring for hurt animals and sketching the deer that live in the woods behind her farm. This regularly gets her into trouble with her "maam" and "daed," who feel she shirks her duties to "tend to her critters." Gabe Swartz loves Melinda and wants to make her his wife, but even he has a hard time understanding why she seems to prefer the company of her animal friends to him. Worlds collide when Melinda delivers an ultimatum: Gabe must agree to give up hunting, a hobby he loves and believes to be useful, or she won't marry him. Will Melinda and Gabe be able to overcome their differences, or will they end up losing their chance for love and marriage?--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.