Seventeen-year-old Caleb McCurdy is traveling with his two lawless older brothers. On an isolated ranch, a newly married couple offers them a meal. Caleb is enchanted by Laura, the young bride. When a series of events leads to the attempted rape of Laura and the murder of her husband, the innocent Caleb is forced to flee with his brothers.
Five years later, a greatly changed Caleb returns to the ranch to find out what became of Laura. He finds her there, physically and emotionally scarred, raising her young son alone. When she fails to recognize him, Caleb stays to give her some much-needed help and finds himself falling in love. But what will happen when Laura learns the truth?