In Cutter's Creek 1892, Carol Williams will have nowhere to go when her ill father dies. She's desperate to find a husband to take care of both of them. When Dr. Manning Gentry comes to help her father, it's like providence is smiling down on her, except her father doesn't approve of the match.
Dr. Gentry is taken with the young Carol, daughter of his patient, but she's far too eager to throw her life away with just any man. Can he convince her that what she's offering is precious before he has to go back to Boston, or will his meddling destroy any chance they have at a future?