A ship of brides heading west... Alessandra Rose Whiting intends to hide from her guardian until she reaches her majority and can control her own estate. What better place to hide than a group of women looking for a new life? Unfortunately, she forgot one thing. Her privileged lifestyle has left her without practical skills. How could she have known how complicated cooking could be? A harebrained scheme... Deverell Blake has promised to help his friend bring women to Oregon. He is quite content to leave the wooing to others until he can shed his responsibilities and follow his own dreams. He doesn’t count on an inept beauty to bumble into his life. However, Alessandra isn’t as well-hidden as she thought, and she has to turn to Dev for help. What can you do when fate decides to toy with your plans? A tale of false identities, discovering your strengths, and unexpected love. Sometimes running away brings you home.