Rena's father has demanded that Rena marry Ford and leave home. She is at a loss for words. Her father, a Texan ranch owner, has never forgiven her for her mother's death in childbirth. She's always felt unloved. His land gripped by a drought, Ford, the owner of a neighboring ranch, has offered to buy a fertile piece of her father's land. Her father agrees, but on one condition—Ford must marry Rena. To be a pawn in her father's plans doesn't sit right with her. She can't even imagine marrying under such circumstances…but perhaps Ford can stoke her imagination!