Millicent Fairweather pours her energy and life into the two young girls under her care in London of 1892, only to have them suddenly and without explanation sent to a boarding school. Unsure what to do, Millicent decides to immigrate to America with her sister Isabelle, and brother-in-law Frank.
Widower Daniel Clark, determined to begin life anew in Gooding, Texas, brings his son across the ocean to open a mercantile. During the voyage, Millicent becomes nanny to Daniel’s young son, and Frank agrees to go into business with Daniel. But tragedy strikes as they reach the port of America, and Millicent makes a whirlwind decision to marry Daniel. Starting a new life, in a new country, with a new husband isn’t easy, and Daniel wants more than a loveless marriage with his new wife. Hake takes readers through a magical transformation, while Isabelle heals from her tragedy and Daniel and Millicent fall in love.
This historical, inspirational tale has it all: romance, laughter and kindhearted characters who learn and grow through the story. Millicent and Daniel are both lively, engaging characters trying to follow their hearts and their beliefs. It is with simplicity and grace that Hake shares their growing love for one another in this heartfelt tale.