Catherine is working as a domestic in a rich Charleston household and is tired of that life, but without a family, she doesn't have any options. Her friend and fellow chamber maid Ellen is leaving to become a mail order bride and urges Catherine to do the same. Catherine finds an advertisement that seems up her alley. She writes to a widower and single father, Dylan. They strike up a correspondence for six months before Dylan makes the move to travel and meet Catherine in person.
I liked this story, but I think the ending was a little too sweet for me. I did like that the story took place over six months and that Catherine and Dylan decided to meet face to face before committing to marriage.