Mercy Evans has known a great deal of heartache
and hardship in her twenty-six years. She lost her
mother at a young age and was only sixteen when her
father was killed in 1880, in a brawl sparked by a family
feud spanning several generations. Yet Mercy never
doubts the presence and provision of her heavenly Father.
When a house fire claims the lives of her two best friends,
leaving their two young sons as orphans, Mercy offers to
be their guardian. It seems simple enough, until the judge
mandates that the boys be placed with a married couple.
Samuel Connors is a man adrift. Despite the success of
the blacksmith business he inherited from his father, he
senses a void unaffected by material rewards. His mother
keeps nagging him to find a wife, but the only woman
who comes to mind is Mercy Evans. What would she
want to do with the man whose father is now serving a
life sentence for the murder of hers?
Mercy is determined to do whatever it takes to win
custody of the Watson boys. But marry a mortal enemy
of the Evans family? God alone can give her the heart to
go through with it.