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.
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
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
The truth of God's love is not that he allows bad things to happen. It's His promise that He'll be here with us when they do.
Followed by Love's Long Journey