Texan rancher Jett Crossman has everything he needs except the most important thing: a family.
This Christmas, the only wish the lonely handsome cowboy has is for a bride, someone to be his everything. His advertisement in The Matrimony Messenger consists of his photograph and two words. Southern Belle Charlotte Baxter, the overindulged child of a widower, sees his ad. Something in Jett's eyes makes her believe he is the one for her and compels her to answer his ad. She is after adventure and romance on the wild frontier. He is seeking contentment and true love.
Well aware of Charlotte's habit to be impulsive to the point of recklessness, her father, a newspaper publisher, lets her go west to the frontier town of Dovetail, Texas. Unbeknownst to Charlotte, he sends along Jasper Farnum, his pressman, to keep an eye on her. Charlotte arrives like a locomotive in a Christmas snowstorm to make Jett's wish for a bride come true.
Jasper fears that when Jett discovers what a handful Charlotte is, he will realize he should have been careful what he wished for. However, Jasper does not have time to worry about that for long. Suddenly smitten with a mysterious woman, he jumps headlong into unforeseen trouble. Charlotte may be the only one who can get him out of it. This Christmas in Dovetail, the table turns, the snow falls, and true love, whether wished for or not, prevails. Jasper is called westward and Charlotte is westward wanted.