In one night, Edward Moody lost his young wife and Rose Thurston became a surrogate mother to a sickly infant. Ten years later, Rose must face the man who's selfish actions gave her a family, and Edward must come to terms with the consequences of his anger and pain. When denied custody of the son he abandoned, Edward realizes a marriage to Martin's mother might be the answer. But he quickly learns Miss Thurston awakens his heart, and threats made to her person and estate heightens his desire to protect her. Will Martin's lack of forgiveness prevent Edward from winning Rose's heart? Can the Lord bring them all to the banks of healing and happiness along a river of romance and mercy?