Laurel Wreath and Aspen Gold Award winner Delia Parr sets this inspiring historical novel in an 1840s Erie Canal village. When tragedy strikes, Emma graciously welcomes the needy to her boardinghouse. But when two of these guests prove cantankerous, Emma wonders how she and the others will manage. Compounding the turmoil are legal problems that threaten her future. And after her lawyer makes a troubling announcement, Emma must rediscover the true source of her strength.