To prove himself, Nicholas Blum leaves his beloved North Carolina to work for a shopkeeper up north. The last thing he wants is a female taskmaster -- no matter how lovely petite Abbigail Till may be. And Abbigail, the shop owner's daughter, certainly doesn't need a man like Nicholas upsetting the shop and her heart. While they both resist falling in love, neither can deny their passion. The road to happiness, however, isn't easy for these lovers: jealousy, misunderstanding, and a bitter rival threaten to tear them apart. Divided by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, will the love in their hearts be strong enough to finally bring them together?