Orphan Daliah Owens has been working for the Smithfield bank for two years without a problem at least until the new manager arrives and her drawer suddenly comes up short. Dismissed from her job and disgraced by a crime she didn't commit, Daliah seeks a second chance with an elderly couple heading to Texas on a wagon train. Facing the hardships of the trail with bravery, compassion, and faith Daliah quickly endears herself to not only her employer but many of the other members of the band as well. Invaluable in her knowledge of herbs for healing and nutrition she is soon recognized as an indispensable helper to all.
Spencer Gaines, still bitter after the loss of his wife is a hard man to talk to, but his five-year-old son Chad, and greatest treasure is more trouble than he can handle. Determined to finally settle down near his brother in Texas Spencer signs on as a chief scout for the wagon train but his duties often lead him far afield leaving Chad to get into so many scrapes they could both well be dismissed.
Will a devastating accident leave Spencer empty and alone forever or will he not only learn to trust God but also give Daliah his heart?
Elizabeth Beechen only wishes to leave the pain and sorrow of loss behind and find a new life in Needful, Texas. Prepared to be a mail-order bride, she sets out on her journey only to find that the situation in the tiny town has changed and she needs to adjust quickly. Mustering a positive attitude and determined to love her new home, despite its growing pains, she finds friendship in the course of adversity.
Can she learn to trust God enough to believe that the man He has waiting for her won't suffer from the same vices her father did, leaving her alone and lonely for the rest of her life?
The loss of her father has left Primrose Perkins in need of a way to provide not only for herself but also for her mother and sister. With a new and wonderful sense of freedom to discover who she can be, her decisions could be the answer to all of their troubles. Will she be able to find a way to ensure that her family will be cared for by answering an ad for a mail-order bride, or with deception lead her astray? Needful Texas is a growing town with growing troubles. Rowdy cowhands, drunken parties, and wealthy ranchers who don’t think they need to become a part of the community. How can Prim, find a home and the help she needs in a town with more men than is good for it?.
Periwinkle Perkins is determined to become an independent woman. After the death of her father and departure of her sister Prim, Peri knows that she can’t live off the generosity of her aunt forever. Tasked with caring for her invalid mother while her older sister tries to establish a new home for them as a mail-order bride, Peri sets out to find the money her recently deceased father has hidden. If she can only find Pa’s stash Periwinkle can take her mother to Needful Texas to join her sister and set up a home of her own. Always a hopeless romantic before Peri now wishes only for the security of a steady income to provide for her mother, but will she find the funds she needs or be stranded while her sister seeks a man who is willing to accept a fully formed family? Desperate times called for desperate measure and Peri know she is up to the task.