After being jilted at the altar, Scarlett Settler can't show her face in town. She becomes a mail order bride to a blacksmith in Silver Falls Oregon. She only skimmed the letters that she and her intended exchanged and was very disappointed to find he was a blacksmith always covered in soot.
Dillon Stahl built a huge house and now he wants to fill it with a wife and children. When his friend Smitty Settler writes to him about his daughter, Scarlett, he's intrigued and proposes. He expected a sweet biddable wife that he can build a life with. Instead he ends up with an opinionated woman who does not know the word compromise.
Getting to know Scarlett is near impossible. She refuses to allow anyone into her heart because she knows they won't like her. Everyone always leaves her. Her fear of rejection takes over each of her actions.
Can Dillon break through her haughty facade and find the women of his dreams?