It's 1878 and Julianna Wayland is running for her life! She hides in a crate on London's dock, only to be loaded onto a ship bound for America. During the voyage, she becomes acquainted with Captain Daniel Sundberg. His kindness assuages her fears of sea-faring men. By the time they reach New York's harbor, Julianna's certain she's in love with him.
The only problem is Daniel has plans for himself - plans that don't include her.