Eager to leave the past behind and begin a new life in America, Inga Sorensen journeys from Norway to South Dakota with a packet of love letters and a promise of wedding bells. But when she arrives in Pierre, her dreams of a home and a loving husband are dashed. Instead of the groom she expects, she meets Tom Mitchell. Tom has problems of his own, and he doesn’t need a headstrong woman added to them. In addition to the delivery of spoiled wheat seed and his sister marrying and leaving him to manage the family homestead, he’s burdened with the self-imposed vow of caring for his neighbor’s property. Still, his conscience demands Tom offer Inga his Christian compassion. How far should his moral commitment go? Is he obliged to help Inga find a replacement groom missing for her happily ever after?