Seven years after Ellianna and Timmy Stoddard are sent to frontier California by their contemptible father, eighteen-year-old Ellie still carries the weight of his sins. Surely a scoundrel's daughter cannot be the answer to the new minister's prayers for a wife?
Joshua Stanhope is also plagued by doubt. Can a small-town preacher compete with his influential twin brother? Edward can make Ellie the toast of San Francisco by helping her soar to fame and fortune.
How can Josh convince his congregation that he must seek the "lost sheep," not just minister to those in the fold? And how will God rescue Tim and Ellie from danger, help them forgive their undeserving father, and free Ellie to accept Josh's love?