When Annalisa Morriset arrives in Trinity Hill, Texas, she learns the man she’d traveled there to wed does not choose to marry anyone! Bewildered, she answers a summons from Miss Lavinia Westmoreland, who, thinking she knew best, had arranged the marriage. Independent Annalisa gently rebuffs all suggestions from this kind lady and sets out on her own to find a job.
When Annalisa happens upon a strange group—a big man with long hair and an unshaven face, two bedraggled children, and amazingly, an infant cuddled inside the man’s heavy coat—she realizes her decision has been made. In the short span of two days, Annalisa is convinced this mysterious man, David Allen, desperately needs her help with these homeless waifs.
But Annalisa grew up in an orphans’ home, and caring for these children brings back haunting memories she’s tried hard to forget. David has his own demons to battle, believing he has committed a grievous crime.
The two near-strangers face danger, heartache, confusion—and finally, an attraction neither of them understands. But despite everything, they can’t give up on this patchwork family of theirs—it’s all they have, and sometimes, miracles happen in the most unlikely circumstances!