When Nettie Franklin shares her temperance views with the local saloon customers, she lands herself in one of Mesquite, Nebraska’s two jail cells. And there’s no help from the town’s only judge — who happens to own the saloon. Nettie’s only escape is through marriage to Riley O’Connor, a man she barely knows. Her temporary husband can both infuriate and fascinate her.
As the weeks pass, Nettie sees that God may be using the situation to bring needed changes to her life. Can a marriage of convenience bear all things — including love? Will God’s work include making this temporary marriage a permanent arrangement?