Needing to escape her mother's world of constant dances to find her a husband, Ada Applebottom reaches out to a friend who helps people travel west as mail-order brides.
All Ada wants from life is to be a farmer or rancher's wife. She knows that's the exact opposite of what her mother wants for her, and she can't let her mother force her into a life that she has no desire to live. With Elizabeth Tandy's help, she heads west to marry a rancher.
Wade Kelso loves ranching, but he knows something is missing from his life. He writes a letter to a matchmaker, hoping to find just the right woman to spend her life working at his side.
When Ada arrives, she's nothing like he imagined a mail-order bride to be, but she's so beautiful and has such a happy spirit, he marries her without second thought.
Can these two mismatched people find love together? Or will they both spend their lives wishing they'd done things differently?