It ought to be the beginning of happily-ever-after: After spending a year in Switzerland, Jane Moreland is back home in Hidden Falls, reunited with Matt Wagner, the man she's loved since she was a schoolgirl. Surely nothing will block their path to happiness, for Matt is no longer the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. He's Hidden Falls' newest attorney, a man whose idealism has turned him into an advocate for the mill workers. Unfortunately, that pits him against his childhood adversary, Jane's brother.
Matt has loved Jane since the day he saw her riding a merry-go-round, her arm stretched out to catch the brass ring. If the world were perfect, he'd marry her, and they'd live happily ever after. But the world, as Jane and Matt discover, is not perfect, and marriage would mean unthinkable sacrifices for both of them. Jane is better off marrying the railroad tycoon's son and leaving Matt to devote his life to the mill workers.
That's the right solution. Or is it? Join Jane and Matt as they travel a road filled with twists and turns in their search for the elusive brass ring of love.