Musician Peter Bailey is the reluctant son of a cattle rancher living in Orion, Nebraska. When a prairie fire destroys his family's ranch and half the town, he flees to the West Coast to finally chase his own dreams.
San Diego artist Hope Rosenberg lives an idyllic life as a doctor's daughter, until the day her mother disappears. When Peter arrives on the scene, he seems ready to offer her the one thing she's always wanted: a happy family.
Then Peter inherits what's left of the family's cattle ranch, and he and Hope head home to take care of his mother and the land. Hope can't help but fall in love with her new community, and tries to put the memories of how she failed her own family behind her. But as they join in efforts to help rebuild the small town, Hope and Peter both find themselves sifting through the broken pieces of the past. When Peter's big secret comes out, Hope is faced with a decision: Will she run away from the pain? Or will she and Peter fight for a better future... together?