This touching, realistic frontier story stars Conchata Ferrell as Elinore, a widow determined to make a good life for her ten-year-old daughter (Megan Folson). Answering an ad, Elinore travels to Wyoming to be the housekeeper for taciturn skinflint Clyde (Rip Torn), a hard-as-nails
Scottish farmer. Elinore works tirelessly for Clyde, who comes to take a liking to her and helps her obtain some land from an eccentric female rancher (Lilia Skala). The harsh winter all but does Elinore and her daughter in, but Clyde comes to the rescue, and eventually, he and Elinore marry.
Elinore becomes pregnant and gives birth without medical help; however, the baby soon dies. But,...