Having let Isaac Liddle go to avoid telling him about her past, Emmie Croftner resolves to keep her heart in check - but Isaac remains determined to win Emmie's heart and hand.
But Emmie can't deny it hurts when she sees that another woman has set her bonnet for Isaac. Then Emmie's dear friend extracts a costly promise: if anything happens to her in childbirth, Emmie will marry her widower and raise the baby herself. And it seems Emmmie may have to fulfil that promise. But can she live happily without Isaac? Could this mean the end to her dreams of a future with Isaac?