The official courting season has ended, snow is falling, and Mary has a dream. For the longest time, she’d been in love with the hard-working carpenter, Joseph, but he still hasn’t invited her to ride in his buggy after the singing. She can’t bring herself to ask for a ride — how would she live down the humiliation if he said no?
Joseph can’t imagine anybody more suited to be his wife than Mary. If only she wasn’t promised to another man… There’s no way Joseph would want to intervene between a couple.
When Joseph’s father falls seriously ill, he makes his son promise one thing: That he’ll announce his engagement before Christmas.
How will Mary find the courage to let Joseph know that he’s the only one for her when the consequence could be shaming and shunning from her community?