When Bill Simmons suffers from the loss of his wife to a devastating accident, he retires his career in midlife, to take the position of manager on a ranch in the Sierra's . His new direction in life finds him building a friendship with a younger professional, Valerie Dobbins, the town surgeon. Both face issues of a death in their past as Valerie tries to find her place with a man that has three daughters from a previous marriage. The question that remains to be answered is, how does suffering fit into Gods plan for the future.?Winters Edge is the first in a ongoing series about love with differences in life, building a future family together and pursuing Gods purpose in ministry and life.