She's a Yankee who tricks a Rebel soldier into marrying her so she can join a wagon train going west to California. But she didn't count on falling in love with him on the way.
Rebecca Elliot is a widow wanting to travel by wagon train to California where her brother is. She discovers young women aren't allowed to travel with the wagon trains alone. She decides to find a way. The way she finds is to get a young man, Clay fraser to marry her. Temporarily at least. Clay is on his way to California with his brother to find their sister who has run away with her love. She is determined for the marriage to stay one of convenience. Clay is as determined that it will not. The battle begns.
When Yankee beauty Rebecca Elliot discovers that single women-even young widows like herself-aren't allowed on the wagon train bound for California, she takes desperate measures. Spying handsome Clay Fraser, she puts her flirty plan into action and wakes, the next morning, with a wedding band on her finger.
Clay Fraser, a former Confederate soldier, is horrified to discover that he somehow got married last night-and worse, to a Yankee. Worst of all, she refuses to share his bed! Sparks fly and attraction burns as the wagon train heads west, but it will take a love as expansive as the Western sky to show Rebecca and Clay how to claim the passionate new life that is their destiny...