Aaron Claridge dies while leading his pregnant wife Marty, an East coast teacher, on the wagon trail to the West. Destitute and unprotected, she accepts a marriage of convenience with widower Clark Davis to help raise his brat daughter Missie all winter, in spring he's prepared to pay for her return. Missie is hostile to 'mother substitute', but as the months pass Clark achieves a rapprochement. Written by
Marriage was the deal. Love was the surprise.
Did You Know?
In one scene, Clark mentions "finding something in the icebox". Although the icebox was invented in 1840, it would not have been used by pioneers like them. The icebox relied on a regular delivery of ice to function. The iceman did not cometh. See more
[Missie and Clark find the chicken coop a mess and the stump with blood on it
Looks like a coyote got in there, Pa.
[looking at the stump
Or a wild woman with an axe.
Followed by Love Begins