On the eve of her wedding to a wealthy man who will raise Maris Mayberry from the obscurity of humble roots, Tilford Thorpe reveals his true nature. Maris's parents have scrimped and saved to provide their precious daughter the wedding of her dreams; but then Maris's mother becomes very ill. Maris turns to Tilford for comfort and support in postponing the wedding, but Maris is shocked when Tilford pronounces that the wedding must go on no matter what. Lane Maitland has returned to the Mayberry's neighborhood to restore the house next door. He can't help but be drawn to the family in their time of need. And supporting Maris as she stands up to Tilford's selfish demands comes naturally to an honorable man like Lane. But can he help Maris recognize true love, or is he too late?
by Grace Livingston Hill
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