A desperate journey West to escape an inappropriate marriage but has Laura found more danger than she ran from?
Laura and her four cousins are all on the run before they can be married off to a cruel family. They have found refuge with a distant relative and are looking for a way to start a new life. Laura works in the store and takes supplies to the local mine. There she meets the manager George.
When the mine collapses and George is blamed Laura cannot believe he would be so careless and begins to investigate. Is she just being foolish or can she prove him innocent.
As the past is investigated she finds out the truth about George and the secret he has kept from everyone.