Two years have passed, and Amanda O'Rielly continues to wait for the man who holds her heart. Life in the luscious Bitterroot Valley, however, is bustling. A population boom in the mining camps has bolstered beef production and thrown open the door to the lucrative enterprise of raising cattle. As the flood of settlers pushes west, new friends and acquaintances sprinkle the valley with life and color. It also intensifies the competition over grassland and encourages a parade of prospective suitors that wear at Amanda's determination to wait for Thomas. A series of mishaps forces Amanda to lean on God. The pain of loss and hardship bring a special appreciation for the blessings in life, and as Amanda dreams of her wedding day, she finds that she has been sweetly blessed.