Claiming her newly purchased land in Mississippi becomes more pain than pleasure for Sarah Elizabeth Casterloer. Her father's wagon train encounters floods, pestilence, and renegade Indians. Sarah's amoral husband, Henny, is also a constant burden Sarah will have to endure for a lifetime because, as a Christian, she does not believe in divorce.
That is until she is thrown together throughout the four-month journey with the head wrangler, Beau Taggart. Beau proves time and again he will protect the people of the wagon train with his life. But more specifcally he will protect Sarah. Even by telling Beau she is bound to Henny in the eyes of God, Sarah knows her heart does not belong to her husband.
A tragedy will determine if Sarah and Beau's fate is love or hatred.