With the mysterious death of her husband and a baby on the way, Lillian Jones faces an uncertain future. To avoid debt collectors and protect herself, she and her parents flee Missouri for the frontier.
Everette Ford, struggling with the family’s tarnished reputation, sets out on a journey to start anew. Despite trying to move on by becoming a cowboy and taking care of cattle on the wagon train, he is still haunted by his past.
As Lillian’s parents observe the growing connection between their daughter and the lonely cowboy, they hatch a plan to secure her safety. But with their own secrets and guilt to overcome, can Lillian and Everette find solace in each other, or will the truth prove too much to bear?