The young fraternity man who coaxed Jillian Coleman upstairs that night is a blur in her memory. Now she lives with the guilt of aborting her baby. God might forgive her, but she can't. As Bellewood's premier gynecologist, she wants to open the Jeremiah House as an abortion alternative for teen girls. Though the handsome and successful Dr. Jett Camp proposes marriage, he believes her plan is a waste of her skills. Riley Mathis spent ten years in jail for dealing drugs. Now as a Christian, he's trying to put his life back together. Working as a janitor at night, he attends college by day. When he meets Dr. Jillian Coleman, he recognizes her from the sapphire necklace she wore the night he stole something precious from her. When she confesses the choice she made to abort her baby, Riley can't bring himself to tell her he's the father of the child that is now gone, but still lives in her heart.