John Falconer now knows that Serafina is not the woman for him, and he watches her growing love for Nathan with pride and contentment. His own love for the warm and dignified Moravian widow, Ada, fills him with great joy. But it also makes his new assignment all the more difficult to carry out since he will be gone from her for many months. When he finally returns to her in Salem, the news that meets him rocks him to the core. Matt's desperate cry rings in his ears, but how can he possibly agree to the boy's heart wrenching request when his own heart is already broken?
The story of character forged in the fires of grief, loss, and faith.