The death of her father has left beautiful Clover Sherwood penniless and ostracised from Pennsylvania society. So when a prosperous backwoodsman comes to town hunting for a wife, the resourceful miss sees an opportunity to rescue he family from destitution - and proposes to the handsome Kentuckian on the spot!
A rugged and roughhewn Scotsman, Ballard MacGregor is pleased with the arrangement. The pretty little lass will teach him the manners he needs to rise in affluent circles - and he, in turn, will awaken her to the breathtaking wonder of the wilderness. But settlement life is harsh on his genteel young bride - whose sweet innocence bewitches Ballard totally. And unless he can win her love with tender caresses and sensuous kisses, Clover will leave - and take Ballard's aching heart with her.