Gold Rush fever in the High Plains of Montana! Except Mrs. Abigail Scotts didn't marry to get rich, she only wanted to escape the painful memories in Ohio. Now her husband is dead, and she's left alone to put the splinters of her small farm back together.
Dusty Johannsen, a hired gun for the Virginia City Gold Company, comes across Abigail trying to untangle a lamb from a scrub oak. When he discovers she is alone on her homestead far from town, every protective instinct comes alive. Together they unearth Mr. Scotts' guns and an unknown horde of gold.
It isn't long before bandits are knocking on Mrs. Scotts' front door demanding nuggets and anything else they can take.