Willard succeeds in getting Elizabeth to say I do, but it's not a happy-ever-after ending. Willard loses his high-power job when he makes unethical allegations. Elizabeth is fulfilled in her teacher role, yet struggles to find contentment. Their desire for a family remains elusive and her emotions for Seth still smolder.
Meant for Evil
Elizabeth and Willard still harbor personal vendettas against the Orbins and Willard's unscrupulous actions discredit Seth's lumber business. Elizabeth, once realizing the gift she has in Willard, receives friendship from Kate and grace from God. What man meant for evil, God meant for good.