Abigail Madison finally finds a man who captures her affections Ticonderoga's steamboat pilot, Stanley Fisher. But will the tender shoots of love have a chance bloom after a serious illness strikes and threatens their happiness?
Abigail Madison, a gentle quiet spirit, has always dreamed of a life away from her mother's controlling ways. Even more than that, she's dreamed of finding someone with whom she could share her life with. However, her shyness is often taken as indifference and no marital prospects are anywhere to be found. What's to become of her hopes?
Stanley Fisher, the Steamboat pilot of the Ticonderoga, was drafted and fought in World War I. The experiences he lived though on the battlefield left him scarred -- but not in a way that the naked eye could see. Yet, when he meets Abigail, he yearns for a love like his best friend and Captain of the Ti, Philip, found in Ellie. However, with his recurring nightmares from war, what does he have to offer to this special woman?