Can true love win against desperation, animosity, and deceit? Eden Jamison decides to become a mail order bride to escape her lonely life, and ends up with an undesirable intended. She manages to escape him by dressing as a lad and fleeing, but in the process, ends up owing a debt she isn’t able to repay—at least with money. Andrew Mayfield vows she’ll walk all the way to Hays with him, doing all the work along the way to repay him. Andrew is furious with “Eddie”, and Eden finds Andrew bossy and irritating. When he discovers her gender, he softens somewhat, and during their travels they grow closer, however, Andrew already has an intended waiting for him in Hays.