Widower Robert Winthrop and his sister were raising his two sons in New York City. His sister had dropped everything to come and be a mother to his two sons when his wife died in childbirth with his youngest son. He recently became aware of his terminal illness, but before his death he had to find a man to be a father to his two sons, a man he could trust, a man of character. He also needed to be a man worthy of his sister. She needed a husband just as much as his sons needed a father. He found that man in Jacob Taylor. Jacob lost his wife in childbirth with their third child. He was left with two little girls and an invalid mother to care for in addition to trying to farm his three hundred acres in the Midwest. Robert had sent out Pinkerton detectives and found Jacob to be a man to be trusted, just the sort of man he was looking for. In their correspondence, Jacob found that Robert’s sister might be the wife he needed to care for his family. Now Robert just had to convince his sister, Grace, that this was the answer to all his prayers. Grace wasn’t so sure that traveling a thousand miles across the country to marry a man she had never met was the answer, but she would do just about anything to give her brother the peace he needed before he died. But was she making the right choice? Could she marry and find security and even happiness with a virtual stranger?