Mary Rourke knows the loneliness of surviving as a woman on her own in the late nineteenth century. Not by choice, but by trust—broken trust. Years ago, she gave her heart away, only to have it shattered by quarrel and duty. Now her former sweetheart is back, along with a mysterious stranger who may or may not hold the key to her future. Journey with Mary through a series of unexpected adventures that will launch her from the simple life of outport Newfoundland to the sophisticated realm of upper-class Boston. Challenging the dictates of tradition in pursuit of becoming a new person, she must ask herself if what she truly needs already lives within.