Abigail Bailey isn't sure her idea was wise. She's not even sure she can love another man after her beloved Sam perished in a Union run prisoner of war camp. But her town needs a doctor, and she has decided to accept any man competent to do the job. Yet doubt plagues her. What will he think when he finds she is uneducated, so much so that she did not pen her own letters to him?
The Civil War broke Dr. Mathew Knight. His decisions of who to save, who to allow to die, even what to use, haunts his every step. He can never be unbroken, but he wants a chance for his son. Four-year-old Ethan has been left terrorized after witnessing atrocities no one should have to see. Mathew's child needs a mother. He hopes Abigail Bailey may fill that role, an omission he made in his letters. Perhaps, too, he'll have a chance to start over, maybe even to find a reason to practice medicine again.
Two broken people in a broken town might be what they each need to become whole again.