Pampered Jeri Wedgewood travels from her Virginia home to the rough lands of the Oregon Territory to find and marry her childhood sweetheart. She takes with her a little wind-up singing bird, a gift from her deceased mother and a family symbol of marital bliss. When she arrives, her plans are derailed by unexpected circumstances. A rugged frontiersman tests her loyalty and tragedy seems to lurk around every corner. Will the bird every sing for her?