1830s London is rich with promise. And fraught with peril. Rachel Dunne and James Edmunds are about to discover that love is too. Rachel Dunne has always been a healer... until she’s accused of causing the death of a child under her care. Acquitted but shunned, she flees Ireland in search of a new life, convinced that she’ll be fine so long as no one in London learns of her disgrace—or forces her to ever sit at another sickbed. Physician James Edmunds has endured the loss of too many patients—the death of his wife the greatest blow of all.
Deep in his grief, and no longer certain that God can be trusted, he decides the time has come to abandon his practice and run his family’s small farm. Alone. Though when he’s drawn to the intriguing Irish woman who has recently joined his household, he begins to reconsider his well-laid plans. Then cholera sweeps through London, and the life of James’s young daughter hangs in the balance. Can Rachel and James overcome their innermost fears and regain their faith? Or is it too late for trust and love to heal their hearts?