Fraley's dear mother has just dies and left Fraley utterly alone in a hostile world. She sets off on a dangerous adventure, unsure of what lies ahead. Her only comforts are the faith her mother shared with her and the family Bible.
Along the way, Fraley meets a young man who is on an adventure of his own: He has come west to lead a small church. But George Seagrave is not prepared for his task. He does not know Fraley's God. Fraley points the way for him, and he helps her flee to safety in New York.
But still the path is full of dangers and difficulty. Both young people need to learn whether their faith can sustain them. In the process, they find something that will change their lives forever.