Clara Warburton is strong willed and determined that being female should not hold her back. As a student at Stanford, she wishes she could continue to enjoy the freedoms she has found there. But Society frowns upon clever and ambitious women, and her Papa is determined she will now learn her place. But Clara is not the kind of girl to take ultimatums lying down and so sets a course of her own making. But will it all end well? Has she finally been too clever for her own happiness?
William Gilbert has travelled far and wide as an itinerant preacher and academic, but has finally found a place to call home. When asked to take up the role of minister in Faith Creek's newly built church he didn't hesitate to say yes. He's seen many of the townsfolk find the love of their life, and wants to be the one facing the altar for a change, but will he get everything he dreams of?