Charlotte Evans wants a few simple things in life : to keep practicing her shooting, continue to train as a nurse, and find a place where she can grow and have new adventures. All of these can be accomplished by moving west and marrying the handsome doctor who advertised for a wife, and Charlotte is ready to pick up and start anew. She's not ready for the surprise she finds!
Douglass Owens is the town's only doctor, and his life is awash in mystery. He needs a wife to help with his home and the secret he keeps... One he hopes Charlotte is ready for. He finds himself in hot water when his bride turns out to despise being kept in the dark --- can he shed enough light on his life to keep her in his home, and bring her into his heart?