What is Hazel, a young house-servant, to do when her adored mistress Katherine leaves to marry a man in a distant city? It’s 1870, and she’s been forbidden to go with Katherine as her maid.
She’s not at all sure Katherine loves her the way she loves Katherine, but she has little option but to remain behind in Maylane, the little Midwestern village where the two girls grew up together.
When Katherine returns home, freshly widowed and with two young daughters of her own, Hazel assumes the role of maid again. But is a maid what Katherine wants of her? And can Hazel confine her feelings to a subservient role?
Or can they discover something different and far better than either of them ever dreamed possible, and make it a reality?