When lovely young Christie Allard came to live with her Aunt Amelia after her mother's death, she wasn't displeased at the prospect of a quiet, small-town life. As the heiress of the Allard Company, however, Christie was soon swept up in the tensions between migrant workers and the locals. Raised in a large city, she had never faced the problems of a community divided against itself. Christie couldn't deny her compassion for the hard lives of the migrants -- or her attraction to Tom Webb, the outspoken reporter crusading for their human rights. Caught between family loyalty and her own convictions, Christie is forced to take a stand that promises to change the direction of her life.