A MAN STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE
The last thing blacksmith Walter Jonas wants is to follow in his father’s footsteps. Master of a dying art, he’s struggling to find his place in a world dominated by factory-produced goods brought to Texas by train.
If he can’t find a way to compete with the big companies back East, he’ll lose everything: his home, his forge, and his marriage.
A WOMAN IN SEARCH OF A FAMILY
Ida Cleary grew up in an orphanage, but that didn’t stop her from making a life for herself: she’s been supporting herself by working in a garment factory since she was sixteen.
But at twenty-five, she feels like she’s sewing her way into spinsterhood. Her only chance at marrying is to become a mail-order bride.
A CHRISTMAS IN NEED OF A MIRACLE
When Ida arrives in Salvation to marry Walter, she learns that his situation is more serious than he let on. She vows she won’t raise her own children in poverty, or worse, allow them to be raised in an orphanage like she was.
As Christmas approaches, will Walter’s skills and Ida’s tenacity be enough to keep them from being tossed out into the cold?