Celia’s lost everything. She’s just buried her husband and she feels like her life is over. At least it should be. She has nothing to live for now. Until a little surprise changes her life.
When she realizes she’s carrying her deceased husband’s baby, a flood of emotions takes over. Her joy is soon doused when her mother sends her away because she’s now an unmarried woman who will soon bear a child. Her mother is concerned about what people will think.
Living with Aunt Mary was a blessing. The woman was a joy. A grumpy joy, but Celia loved her dearly. And so did her little boy, Seth.
Soon, though, Aunt Mary knows that things for Celia need to change. She needs a man in her life again. Seth needs a father figure. The men in Boston are probably not the best option for her. Aunt Mary talks Celia into becoming a mail order bride. Celia was skeptical at first but then vows to make the most of the opportunity and not get caught up in memories of her past.
Joshua Maxwell turns out to be a thoughtful man. The surprising part is that he’s also very handsome. Celia had thought she’d never find another man handsome again, but she’d been wrong. She marries Joshua and thinks her life is going to be blissfully happy. Then things got messed up. She doesn’t know what to do to get back on track.
She needs help, but there’s nowhere to turn. There’s nobody she can count on. Until she has an idea. If this plan works, her whole life will turn around.