Beautiful eighteen-year-old Catherine Wilmershire runs away from her unhappy home to start a life in the new country of America. Unfortunately, she fails to consider that the world is a dangerous place for a young woman traveling alone. But she learns quickly after two thugs kidnap, rob, and sell her to the madam of a brothel and she wakes up the next in the arms of a handsome brown-eyed stranger. She must decide. Will she give up and run back home to unhappiness, or will she escape and continue her journey to freedom? Will she give up her dream of independence or keep running even, if she is running straight into the arms of danger?