Plain in looks and low in confidence, Patience Primrose wants desperately to marry and have a family of her own. When handsome Sheriff Lee Cutler falls ill and needs someone to care for him, Patience seizes the opportunity and volunteers her services!
Before long, Patience decides that she’s in love with Lee and wishes that he would court her, but Lee’s desire is for Springton’s new schoolteacher. Although Lee denies that he cares anything for Patience, he can’t seem to avoid numerous interesting encounters with her. With the help of her friends, Patience discovers that she is special and beautiful in God’s eyes — and that He does have a plan for her life. But will that plan include a life with Lee?