After Maddie O'Connor was brutally attacked, she sinks into a deep depression. Her older sister, Tessa, enlists the help of her brother-in-law, Seth Samuels, to coax Maddie into coming to Dawson to heal.
An accident leaves Seth severely injured. Maddie is intrigued by his enticing letters, and agrees to come west. They fall in love, but will their romance survive their different lifestyles?