When Katie Gabriel lost her husband, and had to bury him on the Oregon Trail, she thought her life was over, but she knew she had to keep going, if only for her children. After her daughter fell into the North Platte River as they were crossing, and the most unlikely man in the entire company jumped in after her, she knew she had to keep the man alive. It was only natural for her to take care of him while he was ill and start feeding him and his children after he was well because he'd lost his wife on the trail as well.
George Bedwell was no longer respected by the people of his wagon train because of his propensity for yelling and losing his temper but spending time with Katie Gabriel made him feel like he should be a better person. It didn't take him long to fall in love with her, and he decided to become a good man because it would please her. When he proposed marriage, she told him he had to prove that he could refrain from yelling at people.
Will George manage to learn to control his temper and marry the woman of his dreams? Or will he revert to his old ways as soon as she says, "I do?"