Promises kept and promises broken.
When Ella Jamison’s father gets in trouble with the law, he offers up his only daughter to get the Texas ranger on his trail to look the other way. Fear over what might become of her father if arrested obligates Ella to go along with his plan.
Isaiah Hayes doesn’t accept bribes, but his concern for Miss Jamison, should he leave her to Mr. Jamison’s abuse, compels Isaiah to accept the offer.
While investigating the Christmas Eve hangings and Christmas Day massacre, Isaiah tries to make Ella comfortable in his meager dwelling. Ella battles her fears as she tries to adjust to a new home with a man she fears, almost as much as the father who gave her away.
Promises are made to broken, aren’t they?