Rebecca Wigg is tall, slender, blonde and blue-eyed, headstrong and independent. She loves living at the Wigg School and Foundling Home where she was raised but finds she and the other teachers the school is closing. She chooses to be a mail order bride, having faith the Lord will provide her a good husband. One of the things she wants to accomplish is to build a school to help others develop their own sense of self. She answers an ad in the Brides Bulletin.
Declan McTiernan is the youngest brother to Dermot McTiernan. He has come to Texas from Ireland to help his brother and sister-in-law, Katie, on their ranch just north of Dallas. Declan has always been the spoiled favorite of the family and in and out of trouble. Nothing serious, gambling, fighting, etc. Katie decides he needs a woman to settle him down and give him some responsibility. Together with her cousin Matelyn, she writes and sends an ad to the Brides Bulletin in hopes a woman will find her ad appealing.