Poppy Valley, California, is a Gold Rush town in need of a school teacher, and Clara Beth Green is a woman seeking her future. Clara is a kind, loving young lady, but she is taller than almost all of the men she meets and most of them find her intimidating. Convinced she would have better luck finding a husband in the male-dominated West, she throws caution to the wind and heads for Poppy Valley.
Henry Fordham goes to Poppy Valley to find his fortune, and instead he finds Clara. There is nothing about her he doesn't find appealing, even her height. At first it looks as though she's unwilling to settle for a lowly prospector, but Henry has a few surprises up his sleeve that are bound to convince Clara that he's the one for her.