Four orphans and their headmistress set out for Oregon in search of men looking for mail-order brides. Will they find what they are looking for? Or will fate have other plans?
Plucked from a bordello late one night, Lark Brockwood found herself a ward to the Headmistress at the Kensington Orphanage. She hasn’t trusted men ever since, and when Winona, the headmistress, secures passage for her and four other women on a wagon train to Oregon to meet eligible husbands, Lark hopes she isn’t forced to go too. Unfortunately, her hope is dashed, and the only thing she can do is help where she can and stay away from any and all men.
Carter Evans is a doctor headed west to Oregon to start a new life, hoping to put the death of his parents and younger sister behind him. He doesn’t wish to forget them, but he needs to let go of the past. While he’s not looking for love or a wife, he can’t help but notice the feisty blonde, who keeps her distance from everyone—including him.
When an outbreak of measles hits the wagon train, infecting Lark, Carter wastes no time in helping treat her, even though she tells him not to. Can he convince her that she is worthy enough of his love before it’s too late?