Olivia didn’t realize she’d been longing for adventure until she happened upon Jackson King’s advertisement for a bride out west. She decides to take a chance, and with each passing letter from the charming man from San Francisco, she becomes increasingly certain that life on her own in Boston isn’t what the fates have in store for her.
After enduring a long voyage by sea in order to reach Jackson just in time for Christmas, she is puzzled as to why he appears a bit withdrawn. Attempting to push doubt out of her mind, Olivia quickly settles in and gets acquainted with Jackson’s humorous brothers, their dear wives and beautiful children–although she can’t help but wonder about the reason for Jackson’s apparent reservations.
Is Olivia not what he was expecting? Could it be that Mr. King isn’t as cut out for marriage as he thought he was? Or is there a deeper reason that he is less than content with Olivia’s presence in the Wild West, sending her on a lonely journey back home to Boston for Christmas?