1800s – New Mexico Territory
Desperate to escape her life in Missouri as a barely-tolerated poor relation, Judith Alder journeys west to live with her uncle, only to be abandoned along the Santa Fe Trail. Her only hope of survival is a motley crew of cowboys and a simple ranch that becomes an oasis to Judith’s broken soul. Her fondness for the New Mexico Territory grows as a seed of love sprouts toward Jefferson Bradley, the ranch’s owner and trail boss. But Judith struggles with learning to trust God with every part of her life, including the possibility of losing Jeff to a former love. Is God abandoning Judith to a life of hopeless wandering, or can she trust Him to lead her to a place she can finally call home?