Matthew has braved war and near death with one thought in mind Rebekah. He won her hand in marriage and now has a few short months to make her see how much he loves her. How much he needs her. Given the wall she's erected between them, he prays he has enough time.
Fleeing the war, Rebekah determines to go west to Oregon, only to be turned down when she tries to join the wagon train. Matthew's proposal of marriage, in name only to help her west, becomes the miracle she needs. Loving him as she does, she dreads the idea of letting him go once they reach Oregon, but how can she ask him to stay with her, to love her? How could he love her once he's found out her secret? She must guard her heart and his.