A young widow and a former soldier afraid to go home after the Civil War.
Richard Foster didn't understand why Meg McBride was always smiling. She had lost even more than he had in the war, yet her step was always light when she strolled through her lush country garden. Richard tried to keep to himself while staying at her Kentucky inn... but it was impossible to ignore the spirited Meg or her small son, Ian. Like Richard, Ian had difficulty walking -- but the little boy refused to let that hold him back. Richard soon realized that little Ian could teach him a lot about life... and that pretty Meg could show him how to love again.