Just as her faith in God is preordained, Susannah Phillips believes her future with John Prescotte is equally certain. She quickly discovers that her future isn’t quite as set as she first believed, however, when Stoneybrooke’s wealthiest bachelor, Simeon Wright, begins to court her. While every other woman in town might consider Simeon to be the best catch in their small settlement, Susannah only loves John, until Captain Daniel Holcombe arrives. Sent by the governor to help train the town’s militia, Daniel not only challenges Susannah’s secure and orderly thoughts about God but also confuses her with the idea that she might be falling for him. Christy-nominated Mitchell’s latest flawlessly crafted novel is a quietly powerful tale of love, faith, and hope set in Puritan New England. With its brilliantly formed characters and vividly detailed setting, this tale combines the best elements of inspirational and historical fiction into a richly emotional, unforgettable story.