At thirty, Millie has never had a suitor, but now she has two. She’s been satisfied with keeping house for her brother, Reverend Bing, and pursuing worthy causes. Soon, the new state of Colorado will be voting on women’s suffrage. Although it’s opposed by powerful, dangerous men, Millie is determined to rally support for it in Creede.
Because his heart was wounded by a tragedy six years ago, Edwin McRae spends all his time building his business cooking meals for the growing population of mining workers—without any interest in having a wife or family. Although he’s had deep feelings for Millie, he’s pushed them aside. When Sterling McCormick begins courting her, Edwin wonders if he can put old hurts in the past and open himself to a new love or risk losing her to another man.