Times are hard in 1890's Boston, where Fiona Downey and her
family have come from Ireland to follow their dreams.
Difficult circumstances force Fiona to leave all that is
familiar to accept a teaching position in the tiny German
community of Paradise Falls, Michigan. While living in the
Haydn home, she is openly courted by handsome, charming
Fleming Haydn. But it is his shy, plain older brother,
Grayson who secretly touches her heart.
While she struggles through loneliness, hardship and
intolerance, and learns about the customs and rituals of
strangers, she also teaches the children in her care, and
their families, lessons about friendship, loyalty and love.