In post-Civil War 1871, Lydia ventures into frontier land and gets lost in a blizzard. She nearly freezes to death but is saved by her childhood friend Whit, the very man she was looking for! He's been scraping by as a rancher in the West. Lydia loves him immensely, but Whit still hasn't recovered emotionally from the war and doesn't realize how she feels. And worse, there seems to be a beautiful woman in his life already!