When Joshua Blake travels to New Orleans to recruit two dozen mail order brides to travel back to the booming town of Last Chance in the Washington Territory, he never intends to marry one of them himself. He doesn’t believe in marriage and doesn’t believe he’d make a good husband. Hannah McLean is a former Civil War nurse who is determined to leave the war-torn South behind and excited to start over in a place that’s fresh and new. However, the first time she sets eyes on the handsome logging magnate, she knows no one else will do. She comes up with a foolproof way to make sure he’s the groom she ends up with. But will her unwillingness to settle for anyone else ensure that she ends up alone?