Shamed by her father's drunken indulgences and his promise to sell her as a wife, Rachel Buchanan escapes her house to join a wagon train bound for the West. With her faith in God as Provider; she seeks out Colby Lord, a man she barely knows, begging him to take her along to Oregon. This leads to a quick marriage, carrying with it a strange bargain. As a wife in name only, Rachel cannot love a man she doesn't respect. But through storms, Indian uprisings, and her growing faith in God, Rachel must decide what she really feels for Colby Lord on the Journey to Love.