Natasha Marnicov is forced to flee Russia and her only option is through the large migration of Doukhobors going into Canada’s wilderness. She is captured by Lucas Cameron when she tries to escape these people she considers strange. Instead of returning Natasha to the Doukhobors, Lucas agrees to bring her along with him. He was a soldier - wrongfully accused of misconduct – and has decided to try farming until his name is cleared. He knows nothing about farming just as he knows Natasha does. Natasha soon realizes she is nothing to him other than his ‘farm-hand’ for he loves another in the East.