Young Abigail Farrel is just beginning to adjust to her ladylike life as the wife of Montgomery Farrel when word comes of the death of Monte's sister. Monte takes the surviving daughter, Jeanette, into his home. Though Jenny is a spoiled, pampered toddler, Abbie's heart yearns to let love and discipline blossom in the young girl's life. The Farrel's lives are filled with the joyful chaos that a child brings, leaving them unprepared when another tragedy strikes their cherished ranch. With fear and the instinct to fight, Abbie clings to fragile hope that they can survive.