When Victoria Granger was just a new mail-order bride, she was thrown out of the house by her adulterous husband, Samuel, while she was carrying his twin babies.
She returned to New York, where she grew up, to raise her children as a scorned, divorcee mother. When Samuel dies, having disinherited his and Victoria’s children, Victoria decides that, although she is free to remarry, she will never risk going through that kind of heartache again, but her children have started school and are demanding to know why they don’t have a papa like all their friends do.
Her pastors recommend a mail-order bride agency to her, and with trepidation she approaches the owner. Sylvester Black, Samuel’s cousin, has returned to the United States after completing his army duties in London and receiving his honorary discharge. He immediately sets about finding a mail-order bride and registers with an agency in New York. The agency matches Victoria with Sylvester, but Victoria is in for a nasty shock when she heads west to meet Sylvester and sees the resemblance between him and her dead husband.