Bill Taylor dreams of becoming a world champion rodeo cowboy. To raise a stake toward achieving his goal, Billy follows his brother's advice to "find a rich wife to support your dream." Billy persuades Nicole to elope with him and have his baby. He hopes her rich old granddad will die soon and leave her a bundle. Meanwhile, her kinfolk want their princess back home in the bosom of the family who loves her. Nicole struggles to control her temper--vowing to stop beating up on Billy and endangering her child. She changes her mind almost daily about sticking by her man, because she's afraid of losing little Stevie into the foster care service.
In a backwater community where nothing much ever happens, an art gallery owner dabbles in art forgeries. Senator Steve Norman and the U.S. President are two hobby artists whose works of art are at risk. And Aggie Morissey seeks to solve a murder before one of her double cousins is arrested.
Key players in the story are Nicole Jacquot Taylor and her husband, Cowboy Billy Taylor; Steve Norman, the man Nickee cannot have. And Aggie Morissey, supportive confidante and grandmother. Plus a supporting case of assorted in-laws and outlaws, the art gallery owner, the bartender, the banker, and the President of the United States.