In 1853 Wisconsin, Evelyn Bauer's husband dies and, to support her children and their farm, she must disguise herself as him and work the logging camp for the winter. Sarah Bell has lost her partner, Abigail, to pneumonia. When she's offered a job as a cook's helper at the logging camp, she has little choice but to go. The two women secretly forge a friendship as they struggle to survive the harsh environment.
As Evelyn's and Sarah's feelings grow, tension silently builds and their unspoken passion will either force them apart or bind them together forever.