Sometimes, following your heart is the worst thing you can do.
Lizzy Cotton dreams of excitement, adventure, and falling madly in love with a cowboy, and she knows she’s just right to become a ranch owner’s mail order bride.
But dreams don’t always turn out as planned.
Once she reaches the ranch, her new husband seems determined to avoid her and, bored and lonely, she strikes up a friendship with young ranch hand Elijah. As she loses hope for her marriage and her feelings for Elijah grow, Lizzy fears that coming to California has been a big mistake, one from which she can’t escape.