Plot & Details
Janette Oke's "Cherished Love" series continues with this tale of a small town physician who relies on her faith and her friends to get her through the hard times. Dr. Belinda Simpson (Sarah Jones) is still grieving the recent death of her husband when she accepts a new post as town physician in Sikeston. Upon arriving in Sikeston, Dr. Simpson finds that the children at the orphanage run by Miss Hattie Clarence (Cloris Leachman) have been stricken with a mysterious ailment. In Dr. Simpson's quest to ensure that no more children fall sick or die, she discovers that the townspeople blame the orphans for infecting the entire town, and would like to see the orphanage shut down completely. When the locals reject Dr. Simpson based primarily on the fact that she's a woman, she falls back on her faith, and her friendships with her best friend Annie (Haylie Duff) and town blacksmith Lee (Jordan Bridges) to win their trust.