Anne Mateer has a passion for history and historical fiction, and her vacations often revolve around research trips in different parts of the country. She and her husband live near Dallas, Texas, and are the parents of three young adults.
Sadie Sillsby is torn when she is offered the position of matron at the orphanage where she works. She loves her job, but she also loves her beau, Blaine --- and tradition dictates that she cannot have both. Should she give up her plans for a life with Blaine in order to continue serving these children who have no one else?
Driven to fulfill an unbreakable promise, Alyce finds help in an unlikely ally. But when her plan spirals out of control, will she have to choose between keeping her promise and the man who holds a piece of her heart?