Hope gave up on true love long ago when faced with the realities of frontier life. But now, with the aftermath of her husband's death and with the return of Michael, her childhood beau, Hope's life opens up before her in unexpected ways.
Years ago, Michael's father destroyed any hope that Michael might have had of making a respectable name for himself. Prejudice runs deep in Reardon Valley, and now Michael must again suffer the consequences of his father's dishonesty.
But as Hope and Michael face the obstacles the town sets before them, they discover tht they can still hear love's echo in the beating of their tender hearts.