A sudden orphan looking for a family. An older man looking for a business partner.
Eight days before Lottery Day, tragedy strikes Hannah Hannigan's family and she's suddenly without a home or family. The Brennanmen allow her to enter the lottery and she finds herself married to the kindest man in the world, Ben Murphy. But fate is not so kind to Hannah and for a second time she finds herself all alone and without a home.
Ben Murphy never married for a very good reason--he has a huge ranch to lose in a divorce. Elise Fairweather, however, has excellent business connections and a rich father. But the lottery her father rigged quickly becomes unrigged when the Brennanmen enter a young girl. Suddenly he's saddled with a young bride who brightens his days and makes him happier than he's ever been.
A runaway bride trying to find a family. The husband trying to find her. Her search will take her from the beaches of Monterey to the gardens of Atlanta and finally back home.