They met as a matter of business. Randi Warner needed money to meet her father's debt, and Caleb Stone needed a child.
Their marriage was a matter of contract: For nine months she would live as his wife, then bear him a child before leaving him to his lonely life.
But their future was a matter of love. In their love for the daughter they created they discovered their love for each other a love far stronger than any simple contract, a love that was their promise of forever.