Katherine – Kat, Laslow’s life is in ruins, her farm has been destroyed during the American Civil War. She is now homeless, penniless and widowed without family or friends. Kat sets out to Independence, Missouri to join a wagon train of mail-order brides heading West. There is just one problem – her age... Apparently, she is too old to join the young girls that hope to find husbands in Montana. She manages to talk her way into joining the wagon train, by agreeing to teach the young girls the skills needed to attract a husband. Wagon Master, Cade Lawrence feels sure that she is just a spoiled lady from the south who will not be able to take the hardships of the trail. He lets her know exactly what he thinks of her, all the while fighting off the deep attraction he feels for her. Will Kat find her way into the heart of this surly, handsome man and prove to him that she is capable of far more than he ever dreamed of? Can Cade give in to his feelings and finally admit to himself that he might be able to let a woman become a part of his life?