Life's lessons are not always held in a classroom.
Teresa Goldman may cook, wash countless dishes, and serve the townspeople meals in her
Roger Morrison knew from the first moment he bumped into the beautiful brunette outside the mercantile that he wanted to make her his wife. Having traveled the Oregon Trail, he knows the importance of working hard, perseverance, and teamwork. Along with his partners, his goal is to make the Rose Ranch the most prosperous in the Willamette Valley, and his dream is to do so with Teresa at his side.
When the love of his life continues to jump into danger without a moment's thought, he realizes that love isn't enough – he needs to teach Teresa that there are more important lessons to learn than reading, writing and arithmetic. On the day she accepts his marriage proposal, he delivers her first lesson, with the errant little educator draped over his knee.
When the townspeople gather to hear the announcement of who will be guiding and teaching their children, no one is more stunned than Teresa to hear the name announced isn't hers. Will she learn that, even with one dream shattered, there is another just waiting to be embraced? Can she make a home on the ranch with crazy roosters, smelly cattle, and wild animals surrounding her instead of the students she dreamed of?
Will Anna, Charity, and Agatha, all wives with their own stern and loving husbands, be able to convince her that life can be fulfilling with a different dream? More importantly, can Teresa allow the man who doesn't hesitate to take her in hand to become her teacher?