1842 Eleanor McManus is rescued from kidnappers in the Virginia wilderness by Beauregard Gentry. Their marriage of convenience begins the story of a fabled Virginia family of horse breeders and their extraordinary children.
1842 – Eleanor McManus, upright daughter of a minister, is rescued from kidnappers by a rough and tumble fur trader, Beauregard Gentry, in the wilderness of northern Virginia. With Beauregard’s help, Eleanor makes her way back to her intended groom who declares her soiled, and she finds herself alone, pressured to make life decisions without benefit of family or others she can trust. Beauregard and Eleanor agree to begin a life together, build their legacy together, and their growing devotion to each other is witnessed one cold, crisp Christmas morning.