Savannah Bowden bravely flees and intolerable situation at home with the clothes on her back and an extraordinary gift. Hopping a freight train in rural Oklahoma, she ends up alone in 1868 Chicago and must rely on the generosity of strangers to survive. Savannah meets an unusual group of people that help her find not only her place in the world - but love and friendship. Starting over is fraught with danger and complications as she falls hard for the mysterious and distant Harley Kelly and must fight off the unwanted advances of a suitor determined to have her at all costs. Trying to keep Harley, and herself alive becomes a battle of running away again - or standing her ground.