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 the book series, the name of Marty's first husband was Clem Claridge. See more
During the scene where Clark proposes to her in the rain, a bra strap is visible underneath her wet clothes. Bras weren't invented until the 1910s. A corset would have been worn. See more
You look beautiful, Missie.
Followed by Love's Enduring Promise