When Eliza Stafford first meets Cord Stedman, the famed cattle rancher is chasing Eliza and her homesteader uncle off of his land. Instead of harming them, Chase protects them from attack. No man ever invaded Eliza's innocent thoughts as Cord does. Soon, Cord is saving Eliza again when her unscrupulous uncle forces her to sing in his new saloon. There, Cord realizes Eliza has liberated his heart.