Christmastime turns out to be more beautiful than a young widow could have dreamed when she decides to trust in the Lord and gather up her two children to embark on a journey to Seattle to meet a charming widower and his lovely young daughter.
Baltimore, Maryland – 1886
Sophie Miller, a teacher and mother of two, is a widow who hasn’t given much thought to finding a new husband until all of her single friends begin to move away to be with their new beaus. Curiosity and a growing sense of loneliness lead her to peek at the newspaper advertisements, where she glimpses an ad from an incredibly charming man named Randolph Parker that instantly grabs her attention.
Having recently been widowed himself, Randolph, an established owner of a logging company, is hoping to find a new wife who can help him care for his young daughter, Gwendolyn. As Sophie has two small children of her own and an avid interest in education, she quickly writes back to him; in the coming months, they develop a lovely bond through their correspondence.
Swept up in the idea of adventure and the hopes of starting a new life, Sophie gathers up her children and embarks on a journey from the docks of Baltimore all the way to the port of Seattle to meet the members of their new potential family. Upon meeting Randolph, she is immediately grateful for how kind, charming and polite both he and his daughter Gwen are, and she and her children begin to form close bonds that are bound to lead to life full of joy and happiness.