Ingrid Larsen, a young Swedish immigrant, arrives in Michigan in 1871 to
search for her brother who has disappeared into the woods to work the
dangerous lumber camps. Destitute and barely hanging on to hope, she
encounters a newly-widowed farmer who is struggling to raise five
children on his own. Marriage would solve both of their problems, and so
Ingrid proposes to a man she barely knows. She will fight to protect
her new family — but the hardest battle of all will be winning the heart
of her new husband.