When her mother died giving birth to her, Megan Carter’s father sent her to live back east with his mother. After her abusive grandmother has her sent to Bellevue Mental Asylum for a minor scuffle with her spoiled cousin, Megan must flee the only home she has ever known. Megan has an adventurous journey as she travels West by train and stagecoach to meet her family for the first time. She faces all the hardships of the West, as well as some prejudice from the local sheriff; but soon wins everyone over with her kindness and spunky personality. The sheriff is soon convinced as well, and the two begin to fall in love.
Fueled by laudanum, Adelaide's hatred for Megan grows once her granddaughter escapes her clutches. She alienates all of her family with her vendetta. Will Megan’s faith and newfound family protect her from her grandmother’s hatred?