Furious and broken by a betrayal that leads to losing his fiancée to his brother, James Owen leaves the family homestead in Colorado Territory to strike out on his own.
Beautiful young Amparo Garcés bargains with God for her father's well-being as she mourns his death. Her step-mother takes advantage of Amparo's faith and manipulates the girl into agreeing to marry a far-away stranger.
Dogged by heartache and danger, the parallel journeys of James and Amparo lead them to a fateful encounter in the village church of Leones. A marriage of convenience changes their futures forever.
But fate isn't finished with the newlyweds yet.