Sarah believes Fiance Rand died in the civil war and so deciding that no one else will matter, she agrees to marry Ben. Ben, however, knows Rand is alive! Fortunately Rand gets home the day before sarah's wedding. He's upset that she didn't wait for him and leaves to head westward with the cavalry. Sarah gets on a stage and follows him but he is engaged to another when she gets there.Ben, who is determined to have Sarah andis disgraced with the community realizes he duped them all by lying about rand's death follows sarah and Rand west to get even with them. Rand stopped talking to God during the horrors of the war and sarah lost her intimacy with God when Rand was killed. So amidst all their problems and all of Bens evil deeds, these 2 eventually have to turn back to God to find thier way. It is a wonderful, sweet story. Well written, great characters.