When Christine Bender meets widowed Bishop Monroe Burkholder, it's love at first sight. But Preacher Amos finds him too good to be true and is determined to find out what's behind his sudden, unannounced arrival. Still, the colony needs a new bishop, and everyone is excited to have a younger, more progressive leader. As for Christine, Monroe returns her affection, but her bubble is soon burst when a young woman half his age arrives. Leola Duff claims Monroe ruined her, and she now intends to make an honest man of him. But throughout the process of discovering the truth about Leola's claims, Christine never doubts that Monroe is the fine man she believes him to be - and never wavers in her faith that all will work out as it should. When Monroe is forced to confess the truth before the entire congregation, he can only pray that open hearts and minds will prevail, allowing him a future at Promise Lodge - and with Christine.