1881 – Wisconsin
Benjamin Graham is a wanderer, going wherever the wind may blow, only to find himself out of wind, money, and unfortunately, his new horse. With only one prospect for a job, he lands on the Von Keller’s dairy farm. Finding little motivation for milking cows, his only interest lies with their middle daughter, Nadine.
Restless, yet wanting to prove reliable, he agrees to take a journey to find the Von Keller’s oldest daughter, Margaret. Missionary, teacher, and crusader, she has convictions and fervor to serve the Lord at any cost; now it seems even to her last breath.
Desperately, Ben relies on what little he has as she wavers between life and death. As he comes to terms with his new role, he finds an increasing attachment to this astonishing young woman. One starlit evening, his desires collide with hers and he finds his own future dangling in the balance. What kind of game is he playing with these sisters? He should be disowned by this family, but there is one he’s falling in love with. A broken chain, pulled from Margaret’s neck, burns in his pocket. Can he do the right thing or the honorable thing? Is it too late?
Reckless to reliable. Friendship to love. A past pointing to a future. God’s truth-the breaker of all chains.