Feisty, determined, horse whisperer Anya O’Hara is just about certain Hank Fletcher is not the right man for her as she travels to Mourning Glory, Idaho, as a mail-order bride. In Boise, she comes across a murdered woman and her four-year-old daughter. Spotted by the killer, she grabs the child and runs for their lives. In Mourning Glory, temporary Deputy Trent Brisco hides the pair at his ranch as he investigates the crime. While the attraction between the rancher and young woman sizzles, Hank Fletcher fumes and the killer stalks them. An encounter with a bear, an ambush and kidnapping complicate matters as Anya and Trent try to navigate this new territory.