Hank Sanders is ready to take a homestead and start the next chapter in his life. His best friend and boss, Caleb Stark, is soon to become his business partner as they combine their homesteads to increase the size of their ranch. Now all Hank needs is a bride. He is about to send off for a mail-order bride when a young woman literally stumbles into his life. Josephine Martin ran away from her abusive step-father in the dead of a Nebraska winter. She was not running to something as much as she was running away from something. What she finds could change her life forever, if she is willing to let go of her past to embrace her future. Will Hank and Josephine find the happiness that has been laid before them, or will fate conspire to keep them apart?