When a minister’s daughter rebels against her father’s wish for her to marry an arrogant theology student he mentors, he uses deception and manipulation to gain her obedience. Torn between her growing attraction to Benjamin Pratt, a carpenter who works at the parsonage, and her love for her aging, sickly father, her normally well-ordered world is in chaos.
Meanwhile, Benjamin, in love with Olivia, finds an old diary in the ruins of servant quarters he’s been hired to raze, and discovers a shocking family scandal. If he keeps its sordid secrets, he’ll lose Olivia to another. If he reveals the contents, it could destroy her and disgrace her family.
As two men vie for Olivia’s affection and her father pressures her with his demands, secrets swirl about the parsonage until truth corrupts the protected world Reverend Fuller has created and shatters Olivia’s faith. A mysterious woman, who appears almost nightly in Olivia’s dreams, may be the only one who can heal her heart. What follows is a story of fierce love, tested faith, and family redemption.