Caroline McInnes is tired of being used for her money and her father’s influence, so she flees her hometown of Cleveland to claim free land in Nebraska. However, her first taste of Nebraska comes with consequences when a snowstorm nearly ruins her plans. While riding out the storm, Caroline meets cattle rancher Henry Riley, and when desperate times call for desperate measures, Henry quickly proposes a solution. With no other choice, Caroline accepts, and the two agree that they can make things work.
As friendship blooms between them, Caroline fears that Henry may fall in love with her, which she claims she doesn’t want. With help from her neighbors and friends, Caroline learns what it’s like to be a frontier woman and realizes she likes it — and that she, too, has feelings for Henry. When Henry discovers that Caroline has lied to him, she’ll do whatever it takes to prove that she loves him.