Shannon O'Connor, orphaned at seventeen during a cholera epidemic in 1866 was left destitute when a neighbor stole all the food stored in the root cellar and from her garden when she refused his proposal of marriage. Left alone to survive the best way she could, she answered an advertisement to be the mother of two little girls. She married Noah O'Malley the same day they met. Shannon is a strong willed young woman who believed that God was in control of her life. It was her faith that helped her to prevail during the terrible events that occurred in her life. This is a story of a young woman's courage, determination, faith and love. Shannon will touch your heart.