Rachel Kohl lives miles away from Cedar Creek, Montana on a homestead with her immigrant parents. She longs to have her own family. At church, she meets and is attracted to Sean Malone but later finds he is married.
Sheriff Malone is devastated after losing his wife in childbirth, leaving him with a baby girl. This is the second loss Sean has suffered and he believes God has abandoned him. Rachel's guilty secret moves her to offer help in caring for his infant daughter.
A blizzard strands Rachel overnight with Sean, enraging her father, who insists Sean marry Rachel to avoid a scandal.
Rachel hopes and dreams this might become a real mariage, but fears she is becoming a live-in servant.
Will Rachel's love for Sean help restore their relationship and his faith? Can Sean see Rachel as the angel God has sent him?