Fresh out of Mrs. Pettigrew's School for Young Ladies, Amelia Westcott, and her two best friends are ready for adventure. Suddenly a life filled with social obligations and meaningless gossip seems unappealing. On a whim, the girls investigate the phenomena of young women heading west to marry, and Amelia is captivated by the freedom such a decision offers.
Hugh Jordon needs a wife. The severe shortage of women in the Pacific Northwest makes advertising for a bride seem reasonable. As long as he finds a wife who is the exact opposite of his tempestuous mother, he’ll be well satisfied. Studying the applicants, he chooses one that seems to best fit his needs and delegates his head clerk with the critical task of sending polite rejections to the others. Unfortunately, most of them never receive the letter Hugh anticipated and soon the brides descend, all expecting to marry the same man, him!