Bernice Caulder had been unlucky in love for as long as she can remember, and now that she was a mail-order bride, she wondered if her bad luck hadn't followed her from her home town of Independence, Oregon all the way to Nowhere, a tiny speck of a town in the Washington territory. Why else would her husband-to-be be having such a hard time making up his mind about her?
Warren Johnson had his life all planned out, and it didn't involve a wife any time soon. But when his grandfather orders him a mail-order bride (not to mention fails to tell Warren about it) his life is turned upside down. He didn't want a wife, didn't plan on a wife, and by golly, he was going to make sure he stuck to his life's schedule! But did fate have other plans?