Mattie Morrison wishes her wedding was only a dream.
When Mattie awakes from a deep sleep, she's in for quite a surprise. While she was sleeping, an irate preacher had done what he considered his duty and married her off to some stranger. Now Mattie must live with the consequences.
She does not learn the identity of her husband until she runs into him in Sand Creek. Mattie recognizes Abel Newly. Abel, on the other hand, has no idea Mattie is the bride he was tricked into marrying. Instead, he's eager to marry Delphinia Digby and to begin setting up his medical practice. He considers the wedding ceremony an elaborate hoax.
Abel's seemingly single state concerns the townspeople. They're not at all sure about having an unmarried doctor tend to their womenfolk. More than once, Abel calls upon Mattie to lend a hand at the doctor's office. But what is it about her that seems so familiar?
Margo Hansen's fifth book, "Mattie's Unspoken Vow", completes her series about the Newly family and sets the stage once again for romance, mystery, and adventure in the north. As Mattie and Abel come face-to-face with town strife, an outlaw gang intent on robbing the bank, and finally with each other, they learn that God's ways are not always their ways, but he ultimately knows best.