In 1892, Austrian immigrant Lili Kohl arrives in Cedar Creek, Montana, unprepared but determined to file for a homestead for her family. She prays her domineering father will acknowledge her efforts and at long last be proud of her, but how can he be when the only work she finds is an unusual position at the town's only bordello?
Former deputy and now rancher, Gabriel McCall has the same goal - a homestead for his brother thus fulfilling his father's deathbed wish.
Problems arise when Lili finds herself falling in love with Gabe only to discover he wants the same piece of land she has hear heart set on.
What happens when Lili's family unexpectedly arrives? Will her father ever approve of her? Or Gabriel? Can she reconcile the conflicting personalities of the two strong willed men in her life? Will it be at the expense of her own happiness?