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?
Aaron Claridge's eye blinked/twitched when Marty was looking at his dead body hanging over the horse. 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 Unfolding Dream