New Orleans, 1870. With her infant daughter Larissa, Julianna LeCroix heads west to begin a new life in Idaho after unscrupulous lawyers steal her inheritance following her husband's death. Along the way she encounters kind strangers who share the gospel with her, and a desperate drifter named Jack Bower who takes her hostage to conceal his identity from hired killers hot on his trail. As he travels with Julianna, Jack finds himself falling in love with the spirited and beautiful young widow. He hires on with a local rancher, becomes a Christian, and eventually asks Julianna to marry him-just before the stagecoach that would separate them forever heads for the horizon!