The harsh life of the Oregon Territory took Mitchel Banning's wife from him, but it hasn't touched his faith. The widower still dreams of building his mission into a shining light on the frontierfor himself and his daughter, Hope. But the work is too much for one man to handle. Could a Philadelphia lady be the answer to his prayers?
After losing her family, Anne Sims's only wish is to keep busyand guard her affections closely. Anne devotes her energy to Mitchel Banning's mission but she keeps her distance from Mitchel and Hope. Only Mitchel can show her the joy of a second chancea new beginning and a new family, together.