When life has dealt an unfair hand, healing takes strength, courage, and determination. Journey with Mayme as she learns to accept herself and let love in.
Mayme Ruble has never felt like she fit in. Surrounded by petite, elegant ladies, she’s always felt too big, and despite her longing, she’s never found the right man to settle down with. After yet another disappointing dinner party where she barely feels visible to her potential suitors, an ad from a dairy farmer looking for a bride catches her eye.
Could this be the escape from sadness she’s been looking for? Might she finally find her place in the world?
The only way for Thomas Harris to see his sisters securely married is to set a good example. His work on the farm has prevented him from settling down, so he writes to the newspaper advertising for a wife. When he receives Mayme’s reply, he sees in her words someone who’s different from all the rest: someone who’s open, honest, and warm.
Mayme sets off for a new life in Bear Creek, hopeful that Thomas might be the man she’s looking for, but she’s nervous: will he be as interested when he meets her in person?
Thomas and Mayme have an instant connection, but Mayme’s self-conscious, and aware of every movement she makes. She’s eager to help out on the farm and blend in, but is her passion for baking enough for her to pass? Can she trust that Thomas truly wants a life with her?
When disaster hits Bear Creek, Mayme is faced with her biggest challenge yet: can she prove herself to be the capable, practical woman she longs to be?
Or will this simply be another of the world’s tests that she fails to pass?