When the notorious Linch Gang strikes in Rough Creek, Missouri, deputy sheriff Jordan Tredwell finds himself with a big responsibility on his hands - find the Linch Gang and bring them to justice, all while stepping into the shoes of the former sheriff.
Jordan pours himself into the task, putting everything else on hold - which worries his mother to no end. Afraid that Jordan will make himself sick - or put himself in great danger, she follows the lead of another local family and writes for a Mail Order Bride...on her son’s behalf.
Anabel Hayes is a strong, beautiful young woman from New York. Answering the call for a Mail Order Bride fills her head with dreams and fantasies - and at first sight, tall, handsome Sheriff Tredwell is exactly what she wants. But then she discovers it was his mother who wrote the letters. Even worse, Jordan is obsessed with his job and doesn’t seem to have the least bit of interest in her or in marriage.
Jordan’s mother keeps insisting that everything will work out for the best. But for Anabel, the situation seems insurmountable. Until something unexpected happens, changing everything....