Kathleen Muldoon is twenty-three and tired of ranch living.
Fiercely independent and determined to become a nurse, she has left her
family’s ranch to study medicine under Old Doc Jensen and live in town
with her Aunt Mae, who runs a boardinghouse.

Monroe has just arrived in Porterfield to set up his law practice.
Sparks fly when he is introduced to Kate at the boardinghouse, but the
initial attraction quickly dissolves into an argument—the first of many.
Daniel is enamored with Kate but uncomfortable with her independent
spirit and dreams of becoming a nurse.
trouble erupts between the ranchers and lumberjacks over timber rights,
Kate is furious to learn that Daniel has worked out an agreement she
believes will destroy her father’s land. Can they overcome their pride
and help each other become everything God wants them to be?