Hoping to help save her family, Rachel Murphy becomes a mail order bride to a strange man out west. She longs for a life of security, if not love, but is devastated when the local townspeople turn against her so bitterly. Alone in her new life, with no friends to lean on, Rachel worries that she will never feel at home in this distant town.
Wyatt Peters has requested a mail order bride to help him manage his household and does not expect to find love. In fact, mail order brides are frowned upon in his town, and asking Rachel to be his bride has not made his neighbors happy. Still, Wyatt is sure his lovely wife can win them over, even if she does not agree. But as tensions rise, both begin to wonder if they can truly make a life together.
When old fears and angers take hold, it can take a great storm to blow them aside.