Spending her days on her father's farm, helping with the chores and riding her hourse, Lightning, Jenna is perfectly content with her life. That is until brash, handsome Jarod Rossiter riders into town. A marriage between the two was arranged years before, but Jenna takes an immediate dislike to his self-assured manner and vows she will never marry such an arrogant stranger.
Jenna flees her home and theman whom she is determined not to marry but her strong will attracts Jarod to her, and as she rides through Oklahoma Territory trying to escape him, he is never far behind. Jarod eventually cathces up with Jenna and claims her as hig bride, but he cannot subdue her spirit. Despite his acts of kindness toward her, Jenna struggles to accept the fact that she has been forced into marriage with such a proud and boastful man.
Can two strong-willed people such as Jarod and Jenna ever find happiness together? Will their marriage survive long enough for them to become more than strangers? Find out in this moving story of conflict, understanding, and the unpredictable power of love.