Abigail Lynch has recently lost her mother and to make matters worse, she is disowned by her only remaining relatives. She lives in the South, but the country is growing increasingly tense, and she knows it’s only a matter of time before war breaks out.
She heads to New York in search of her father, but discovers that he, too, has recently passed away. With no one to turn to and no money to her name, Abigail decides to turn to a mail order bride service to keep a roof over her head.
She knows her new husband is looking for a hard worker, but she feels that no matter how hard she tries, there’s nothing she can do to impress him. He thinks that she is a soft southern girl, and that she’s never worked a real day in her life.
But when tragedy strikes, she is his only hope. But to save him, she must do something that she has never done.
Will Abigail be able to face her fears and rise to the challenge? Will she finally prove to the man she loves that she’s the woman he needs? Or will she crumble under the pressure and lose everything?