Sharon Lester's abusive husband died in prison, leaving her with three children and a heart set against ever trusting a man again. Then she meets Jared Crisp, who seems to be kind, compassionate, and loving. But as Sharon well knows, appearances can be deceiving. Jared is content working on his family's Vermont farm, which has grown sugar maples and produced syrup for generations. He is trusting God to bring him the right woman to marry. When Jared first lays eyes on Sharon, he's convinced she is the one for him. But he'll have to tread carefully to win Sharon's tender heart. Will Sharon's fear of men keep her from experiencing the sweetness of love as it was intended to be?