Ever since her parents died in a tragic train wreck, Sofia Rogers has worked a job, managed a household, and brought up her little brother, Andy--all on her own, because she prizes her independence. But that's not to say it's been an easy road. As if she didn't have enough burdens to bear, through circumstances beyond her control, Sofie gets pregnant--and becomes an overnight pariah. Worse than the whispers and stares of others is the bewilderment she feels, knowing she may not be able to provide for her baby.Dr. Elijah Trent moved to Wabash to take over the medical practice of his grandfather, "Doc" Trent, as he is affectionately called by the locals. Moved by a sense of compassion, Eli maintains a hectic schedule, striving to meet all his patients' needs. Just when he feels as if he's bitten off a bit more than he can chew, he meets Sofie Rogers--and his world is turned upside down by this enchanting yet perplexing young woman, who rejects any apparent acts of charity.Even more frustrating, Sofie refuses to participate in an investigation that might bring her attacker to justice and thereby restore her reputation. Never one to mind his own business, Eli gets involved, anyway--and a world of troubles ensues, from arson to death threats. Nevertheless, Eli is determined to break down the wall of silence behind which Sofie hides her deep, dark secret, and to make her realize that trusting him--and her heavenly Father--is the only thing that makes sense.