Delia Keller's preacher grandfather has just died, and now penniless, Delia is faced with losing the parsonage she calls home and being forced to find work to pay for her bills. But before Delia finds work, she learns that the father who abandoned her several years earlier has died, and has left her a wealthy woman. Jude Tucker used to be a preacher, but the Civil War changed things and he no longer feels worthy to fill a pulpit. Hoping to earn money to go back out west, Jude takes on a few carpentry jobs in town. One of the jobs is that of building a new house for the lovely Delia. Delia can't help but fall for Jude, but she is being courted by the rich mayor's son. Will Delia be able to help Jude restore his faith, and find a lasting love in the process?