Upon its benefactor's untimely death, the San Francisco Christian Home for Orphans and Foundlings loses all of its funding. What is to become of the dozen children who live happily within its walls? The spinster housemother, Magdalene Fairchild, and the home's founder, Chandler Alexandre, scramble to find a way to keep the children. When all of their plans go awry, only one hope remains--a marriage of convenience between the plain Magdalene and the handsome Chandler. Though the orphanage is saved, will the hasty action of these two people ultimately cause heartache? Magdalene, convinced no man could ever want her, finds little joy in her marriage. Chandler, meanwhile, struggles to show Magdalene what a treasure she is. When they find their love for the children isn't enough, how will God work to bless their union?