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 protegee. Will Fraley ever find a place to call home again?