The town of Hope Valley adjusts to the changing times whilestill maintaining the small-town bonds that connect them. Aftertaking time off to care for her new baby, Elizabeth returns toteaching but soon realizes she needs more support than shecould have imagined. Abigail prepares for the arrival of thetelephone to Hope Valley. Bill and Gowen enter a bidding warfor the town saloon. Rosemary senses a spark between Faith andCarson.