When Hannah Hamilton is born with a shriveled foot, her sick mother knows she’ll never live to raise the child. Upon her mother's death two years later, Hannah’s two older sisters care for her until their father finally admitsthe child will never walk. Hannah is sent to live a lonely life with her widowed Aunt Verbena Wedington in Savannah. Though Hannah's sisters attempt to visit her, they are thwarted by their Aunt Verbena, who manages to take control of every aspect of Hannah's life.
Jarrett MacMichael, an Arizona detective, is hired to go to Savannah and check on Hannah’s welfare. Jarrett is surprised to find the object of his mission is a beautiful young woman who is being controlled by her devious aunt. During his investigation, not only does he discover Hannah’s evil Aunt Verbena has a sinister plan for her charge, but Jarrett realizes he’s the only one who can stop her before it's too late.
By the time Jarrett frees Hannah, she has fallen head-over-heels in love with him—but she understands she can't hope for a life with the handsome detective.
Practical man that he is, Jarrett knows life would be hard if he tied himself to a woman who can’t walk...but how can he live without her? There's only one thing to do. Will he be able to grant Hannah's Wishes?