On a Sunday night in late August 1902, a few months after the tragic death of Charles Vandermeer in China, the servants ransack his isolated Massachusetts estate and take off in splendid carriages drawn by the stolen horses. Only Ingrid, an indentured scrub-maid from Holland, stays behind. Charles' grief-stricken young widow Catherine has turned into a recluse. Her 12-year-old niece Megan, left in charge of deserted Walnut Grove had no idea how to fill her shoes. Miracles, orchestrated in heaven's light-filled realms, unfold, when Abacus and other angelic beings come to the rescue of the abandoned women. Guided by his expertise and Ingrid's know-how, Megan learns how to cook and how to prepare frugal meals that are based on 'God's diet, not the King's diet.' Old-time recipes are woven into the charming tale about hope, faith and love.