Stranded in the middle of the California gold rush, Abby Effingham's money is depleted as quickly as her marriage prospects increase. But Abby is looking for her mother - not romance. Will a ridiculous scandal keep her from traveling on, or will it wake up an aloof innkeeper to the treasure right under his roof? Samuel Harris looks forward to when Abby and her parade of suitors move on. But when the sassy socialite is in trouble, will Samuel come to her rescue?