Spunky, young Ruth Priggish is on the run from an eight-year-old suitor. Faced with the prospect of marriage to the persistent old codger, Ruth throws caution to the wind and heads for Wyoming Territory, where freedom and independence await. Her only hope is to seek help from an unwilling protector: Dylan McCall. U.S Marshall Dylan McCall is trying desperately to get to Wyoming before winter sets in. But when he finds himself saddle with a stubborn spitfire who won't take no for an answer, his job- and his heart- are at stake.