When Hanna Wagner overhears her widowed stepmother planning to sell her in marriage, she has no choice but to escape Boston. She writes a rancher in Rough Creek, Missouri, as a Mail Order Bride, and believes she has found both her escape and her ideal husband in Trent Flannigan.
Billy Morgan receives a letter from his mother begging him to return to the family ranch in Rough Creek. His father has died a mysterious death. After living for five years in Boston, Billy boards a train bound for his hometown.
On the train, Billy and Hanna meet each other and grow close. But Hanna is honor bound to marry Trent Flannigan. The train is robbed, and Billy is shot and wounded while saving Hanna’s life.
Torn between two men, Hanna must face her life in Missouri with new-found courage. In walking away from Billy—the man she could love forever—she faces the greatest challenge in her young life.
As Hanna walks toward marriage with another man, Billy must fight for the woman he loves and for the land that is in his blood.