Della Stout can hardly believe it when her father tells her he's lost it all - the money, the house, the servants, their entire fortune. But things only get worse when they inform her she's to be sent west, as a Mail Order Bride. When she meets her husband to be, she's less than impressed - by him and the dusty little town he lives in.
Clement White has spent his whole life working toward this moment. After opening a bank in Montana Territory, he feels as though his dreams have come true. All but one - he realizes there's no one to share in the fruits of his labor. A Mail Order Bride seems like just the thing to complete his life, that is until she arrives. Suddenly he's saddled with a woman who doesn't know a stovetop from a washtub, and to make matters worse she wants nothing to do with him.