1880 New Mexico
Johanna Doan is a golden-haired, slender woman whose tragic beauty
hides her bold, determined spirit. She has lived through her parents'
murder, her sister's rape and pregnancy; now she must survive the
intrigues at Macklin Ranch. Hired as a housekeeper, she discovers
that her cruel employer expects her to marry his son. Her racist
boss reasons that because his Burr is blond and blue-eyed as Johanna
is, the children they would produce would be too. Burr Macklin arouses
her anger as well as her passion; he needs to learn that a woman's
heart can never be taken by force...only given with love.