Tension between Elizabeth and her new students continues. Meanwhile Lee and Rosemary fight about Rosemary learning to drive, and Abigail struggles to hold the cafe together while the railroad’s commissary thrives.
Elizabeth has problems in her classroom when the nephews of Ray Wyatt come to her class and bully other students. Meanwhile - Lee loses his voice and Rosemary does the talking for him. Also, Bill finds AJ Foster, and Ray Wyatt opens a commissary and steals business from Abigail’s cafe.
Elizabeth fights to clear her name and get her job back; Jack gets some troubling news; Wyatt and the railroad continue to make problems for Hope Valley; the children have to deal with a stern new schoolteacher.
To raise money for new school supplies, Elizabeth and the kids throw a carnival. But for Phillip, the new kid in Elizabeth’s classroom, the carnival sheds new light, and possibly even hope, on his relationship with his distant father.