Twenty-year-old Meriwether Walker enjoys teaching students of various ages and skills in a one-room schoolhouse. What she hates is the nomadic lifestyle that comes with it as she rotates boarding with families in the community every month. From feeling like an unwanted guest to leaky roofs and bed bugs, she longs for a place to call home.
Unexpectedly she inherits an estate from a devoted uncle. A buyer for the property is already lined up. But Meriwether snatches at the opportunity to put down roots in Trickling Springs, Texas.
The handsome prospective buyer thinks she’s holding out for more money and she finds him rude and offputting. Circumstances cause them to work together and their feelings for each other change. But is he interested in her, or is the real attraction the property and the water rights he needs and she has inherited?