Fraley MacPherson knows what it means to fear. After both her parents die, she is left alone in their mountain cabin ... alone except for the band of outlaws that murdered her father and filled her mother's life with terror. Fraley slips away in the night and begins a perilous journey east. Along the way she meets George Seagrave, a young man who opens her heart to love, and Violet Wentworth, a nouveau-riche socialite whose sights are set on gaining popularity through her mountain protégée. Will Fraley ever find a place to call home again?