Boarding the train in Colorado, eighteen year old Ellie Cooper looks forward to a better life. Having escaped her abusive father and the flatlands of Kansas, she eagerly heads for Alaska as a mail order bride. Although the magazine ad boasts of love and adventure in the 'new frontier' Ellie can't help but wonder about the stranger she has agreed to marry. Despite her youthful enthusiasm, Ellie's journey is soon marred by traumatic events. After witnessing a murder, Ellie meets a handsome detective whose kindness makes a lasting impression on the young woman. Not only does he offer her a way out of a questionable future, but he stirs new and alarming emotions Ellie has never kwn. Refusing to change her plans, she is soon faced with even greater uncertainties. From Alaska, to California's Napa Valley and the majestic Teton Mountains of Wyoming, A Daughter's Cry is sure to keep you enthralled to the end.