Elizabeth (Libby) Mason's life has gone from bad to worse since she ran away from home as a teenager. Her life in a brothel is not what she had planned for herself. One winter night she makes her escape.
When she ends up exhausted and hungry in Portersville, Daniel and Kate Monroe take her in and promise to help her. Libby becomes a nanny for the two young children of the couple. Kate's brother, Cody Muldoon, is appalled but finds himself attracted to the waif of a young woman.