From a distance, the building may resemble a castle, but it’s the last place Jane Prescott, Mamie Dawson, and Ellen McKenna thought they’d ever be—and the last place they expected to see love grow. Broken in spirit and wondering if God has abandoned her, Jane is serving a ten-year sentence at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Mamie told God she’d go anywhere, never dreaming He’d make her a prison matron and send her to nurture women the world had forgotten. Ellen was never going to leave Kentucky, but then marriage made her the Nebraska prison warden’s wife.
Together, these three women form an unlikely friendship that takes them to the end of themselves and, ultimately, on a journey that proves prison walls can neither frustrate God’s plans nor keep love out.