Violet lies and steals to get on the Orphan Train going to Kansas, where she hopes to make a new start and find a husband. She wants to forget about the fire in the sewing factory that has left her body and mind scarred. However, once she reaches Kansas, and her lies catch up with her, the chances that the handsome Micah will marry her are dashed. With God's forgiveness and her public testimony, Violet begins to find the healing she needs, but will Micah be able to forgive her?
Joy Young, an attractive, young waitress at the Cozy Cocoa Shoppe, intends to graduate without a penny of debt. She believes working hard and doing the right things will bring the rewards she desires. Her philosophy works until Dane Michaels threatens to take the coveted award she considers to be hers.
When the furniture removers empty the family tenement as payment for back rent, 10-year-old Kathleen Flannigan fears that her family will soon be homeless and hungry. Kathleen vows to save her family from ruin, even though her plan means personal sacrifice. Will the orphan train going to Michigan be the answer to Kathleen's vision of a better life for herself and her family?