Christmas is a simple matter among the Quakers of the historic Ohio River Valley, but can it be time to welcome love into four households? The Hall family runs an inn that welcomes travelers like Silas Jones who challenge their beliefs and woo their daughter. Widowed Lucinda Hughes mourns her husband's death, while Will Davis blames himself for his friend's demise. Keturah Wilkes is curious and outspoken among her community, which leads her to trouble among Henry Mangun's rowdy family. Susannah Griffith has only been an observer of her new husband's activity with the Underground Railroad until this Christmas Eve.