In 1825 New York, marriage and family are a common desire of most women. But for Liz, whose family is very dependent upon her, she knows romance may be as fleeting as a summer dream.
But that was before Stephen Ames arrived in town as the new pastor. From the first moment she sees Stephen, Liz experiences emostions she has never felt before. Frantic, she strives to hide her growing attraction for him, convinced it can only bring heartache.
Then disaster strikes her small community, and Liz discovers abilities in hierself and others that she never imagined existed. Will her her life coninue along the road she has always followed or is Liz about to discover that a summer dream can become reality?