Early February 1942 -- Jo Bremley fears losing her husband to war, but by a cruel twist of fate he dies instead in a blinding snowstorm at the hands of her nemesis and his best friend, Tryg Howland. Now all she wants is her storybook world back.
Late March 1945 -- Jo Bremley and her little girl are leaving Amber Leaf and its painful memories behind. But while waiting at a small town railroad station, measles strike. Jo is forced to abandon her dreams, leaving her with no job, a sick daughter, little savings, and facing a new demon -- a love that can never be.
June 1945 -- When thugs assault Big Ole (a grieving widower who's getting on in years) and leave him lying in the bushes battered, bruised, and unconscious, Big Ole engages a meaningful journey of forgiveness and redemption when he surprisingly takes his attacker underwing.
Winter 1896 -- Young British nobleman Oliver M. Harrington married the love of his life only to lose her and their unborn son in a tragic buggy accident. Wanting to overcome grief, he moves overseas to Amber Leaf. Through courage and hard work, he rises in stature in a local law practice and finds himself once again in love with a beautiful young associate ... who is already in a relationship, albeit with a scoundrel.
Summer 1916 -- Amber Leaf, Minnesota.
Oliver M. Harrington is eager to have children, but becomes despondent when he learns his new wife is barren. Meanwhile, as World War I rages overseas, he receives a letter from a stranger in England who claims to be his daughter. For a man of honor and exemplary character, this is impossible. Is he being blackmailed? Why? For to trifle with a man's despair is beyond cruel.