1885 – Missouri
When Sam discovers the truth about his money-grabbing fiance, he breaks off their engagement and makes plans to head back to Colorado alone. Disillusioned, he determines never to get caught by a woman again. But then, Aunt Tabitha asks a favor of him, and he couldn’t turn her down. Eldora Carter, jobless, homeless, and family-less, finds herself suddenly in charge of escorting three orphaned children across country on the train from Missouri to Colorado. What should have been an easy job, however, quickly becomes a nightmare as each child presents their own crisis. If it wasn’t for Sam Mackenzie, they’d all have been put off the train long ago. When an avalanche halts their progress, Sam and Eldora both must learn to trust God like never before. Life, health, safety, security … even family and love. Can God be trusted to put things together when, despite all their efforts, they’ve failed so miserably?