When two very special dogs descend on Acorn Hill, Alice wonders, Could a dog be an answer to a prayer? Alice's prayer is for Paula Middleton, a new resident who lives alone and suffers from seizures. After Paula is injured in a fall, Alice determines the town must do something for the young woman - and a service dog may be just the thing. But will the church board approve the expense? In the meantime, who owns the mysterious black dog that's been watching over the citizens of Acorn Hill like a guardian angel? .