In 1892, Austrian immigrant, Lili Kohl arrives in Cedar Creek, Montana, unprepared but determined to file for a homestead for her family. She prays that her domineering father will acknowledge her efforts and at long last be proud of her, but how can he be when the only work she finds is an unusual position in the town's only bordello?
Former dceputy and now rancher, Gabriel McCall has the same goal - a homestead with his brother thus fulfilling his father's deathbed wish. Problems arise when Lili finds herself flling in love with Gabe only to discover her wants the same piece of land she has her heart set on.
When her family arrives from Austria without warning, she is left with trying to reconcile the two strong willed men in her life. Will her own happiness be the cost?