Mena Savola is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, homesteading to California with her new husband and family. When a renegade band of braves attack, she is injured, affecting her memory. After being rescued by a passing wagon train, Mena is introduced to Patrick Walker, who is a charming young man on his way to seek his fortune in the mountains.
What begins as a relationship based on necessity, quickly blossoms into romance, as two strangers realize an undeniable connection. While Mena struggles to remember who she is, the possibility of pregnancy complicates matters, and, once Patrick proposes, she decides to take a chance on a new life. Will the return of her memory ruin the promise of happiness or will the past pale in comparison to the future?