Nora Johanson is looking forward to starting a new life in North Dakota, far from her native Norway. She is going to marry Hans, be a prosperous farmer's wife, and hopefully raise a fine family with him.
Carl Detschman, tall and strikingly handsome, is happy with life on his tidy farm. Now he and his wife Anna eagerly await the birth of their second child.
But Nora's and Carl's dreams are not to be. With God's help, a prodigious plan is realized, one that will alter both of their lives forever.