Weary of the burden of caring for her younger siblings, and eager for a new life, Abby Sanders accepts an offer to travel west as a Mail Order Bride. She dreams of a quiet, peaceful life away from the noise and chaos of her family, a place where she can follow her own thoughts at her own pace.
So when John Clinton, her husband to be, meets her at the station with a small child in tow, she's ready to back right out of their deal. She didn't expect this ready-made family, but she finds herself growing to care for them, despite her misgivings. And when it seems that the child might be taken away from them, she's finds herself fighting to keep him - and her wonderful new life.