Life couldn't be better for Abigail Gilbert, but it's been a long time coming. After living with a family that hated her, it's finally her time for love. Abby sets off on a journey across England to marry one of the most prestigious gentlemen in the land - until highwaymen threaten her life. Horse patrol captain Samuel Thatcher arrives in time to save Abby, who pleads with him to escort her on the rest of her journey. He refuses, until she offers him money. So begins an impossible trek for a cynical lawman and a proper lady. Both will be indelibly changed by the time they reach her betrothed, if they don't kill each other - or fall in love - first.