Tillie Thompson does not want to be a mail-order bride. Orphaned at age nine, relinquishing the choice of who she falls in love with feels like giving up the only decision that’s truly her own. With the prospect of opening her own arts-based school hanging in the balance, Tillie decides to risk her autonomy on the handsome Dr. William T. Powers, but only if he will agree to a special arrangement.
Dr. Powers has accomplished his goals of becoming a doctor and building a magnificent family home, but neither of those make up for his lack of companionship. Desperate to find a suitable woman to marry, he places an ad for a mail-order bride. But will he put aside his distaste for theatre when he falls for a woman who adores the arts? Or will their differences define Tillie as the mail-order teacher instead of the mail-order bride?