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 scene where Marty cuts the dress using a dress already made for Missy as her pattern, she cuts directly alongside the edge of the dress, not allowing extra for a seam. That would make the dress too small to fit Missy. See more
When Marty first arrives at the Davis homestead and Clarke offers her some ham, as she picks up a piece it can be seen that the piece is spiral sliced ham. The invention and patenting of the spiral slicing method for ham wasn't until 1949 by the founder of the Honeybaked Ham company. See more
The books. How did you know they were mind and not Aaron's?
Oh, well, a man would have thrown them off the wagon at the first big hill. Unless he was trying to please a stubborn woman.
Followed by Love's Enduring Promise