When Christine Bender meets widowed Bishop Monroe Burkholder, it's love at first sight. The colony needs a new bishop, and everyone is excited to have a younger leader. As for Christine, Monroe returns her affection, but her bubble is burst with the arrival of Leola Duff. Leola claims Monroe "ruined" her and she now intends to make an honest man of him. But Christine never doubts that Monroe is the fine man she believes him to be. And when Monroe is forced to confess the truth before the entire congregation, he can only pray that open hearts and minds will prevail, allowing him a future at Promise Lodge - with Christine.