Geta Nisson is on a trip out West to save her ailing little sister, Astrid, and it couldn't possibly go more wrong. First, bandits hold up the stagecoach, robbing her of all her money. Then, upon arriving in Fairplay, Colorado, she finds out the man she was betrothed to as a mail-order bride died. Homeless, penniless, and jobless, Greta and her sister are worse off than they started.
Wyatt McQuaid is struggling to get his new ranch ready and is in town to purchase cattle when the mayor suggests the most unlikely of bargains. He'll invest in a herd of cattle for Wyatt's ranch if Wyatt agrees to help the town become more respectable by marrying and starting a family with Greta. When old insecurities and surprising revelations arise, can a union born out of desperation survive?