"It ain't fair," Jude grumbled. "My brother, the dolt himself, has a thriving business, a beautiful wife, and that grand house of his. It just ain't fair, I tell ya." When fire raged through his childhood home one night, Jude, full of anger and guilt, turned his back on family who could help him heal. He left Soldahl, North Dakota, and took up wandering from town to town. When he arrived in the small, fire-ravaged town of Willowford, North Dakota, he agreed to help schoolmarm Rebekka Stenesrude by rebuilding the schoolhouse before he moved on, once again. But God kept Jude in Willowford to work on his heart, teaching him that for every dusk there is a sunrise.