A disgraced East Coast family A daughter left all alone in the world A man struggling to keep his families dream alive Alysse Rearden has led a fortunate life, one that includes a fiancé eagerly waiting to marry her, but, when her father is sent to prison for fraud, the privileged lifestyle that she once knew comes crashing down around her. Her mother, unable to cope with the stigma, leaves Alysse to cope by all herself. East Coast society is frowning upon her, and there is no hope of her ever returning to the life she once knew, even her fiancé, unable to face the disgrace, has deserted her… In desperation, Alysse applies to become a mail order bride. Surely this will be the answer to her prayers? She travels to Texas to meet and marry the man she has corresponded with, but is he really who he says he is? Can Alysse finally find the happiness she truly deserves? Or, will her past finally catch up with her, destroying the only chance at happiness she has?