Emily Wilkins has led a glamorous life, as part of a famous Circus family. She has her own Act and a loving family. But a dramatic accident in the Ring means she has to face up to the fact that she never felt she fitted in. With her faithful donkey Claude she sets out for Montana to heal and find herself, but she gets much more than she ever bargained for. Widower Matthew Simmons wants something more than he always has had. As a boy he longed to run away with the Circus, but now he is taking the biggest gamble of his life. It could be the best thing to ever happen to him, or could it ruin his life, and that of his beloved son.