At age 12, Emma Davis loses her loving family when her father is killed in a farming accident. After her mother dies, a friendly Indian tribe take her in, raising her as their own, they name her Little Dove. A decade later, the chief insists she marry his son, a brave she considers to be her brother. Escaping before her tribal ceremony, Little Dove comes across a stagecoach that has been attacked. All appear to be dead. After discovering a journal, she takes on Margaret Bridal-son's past, present and future as described in the journal. She is nearly taken off course by a handsome and kind trail guide, Seb Bradford. Resistance must prevail when they discover Margaret's betrothed is Seb's father. Will her new beginnings bring her happiness or will she lose everything including the man she loves and a life she has yearned to live?