Mercy McClain works at a local orphanage in Teaville, Kansas and serves on the school board in the early 1900’s. Aaron Firebrook is a classmate who bullied her as a child. When he applies for a teaching position, Mercy does not want him to get the job. Aaron has returned to town a changed man and wants is forgiveness for his past wrongs. He must find a way to show her he has the best interests of the children at heart.