Tom Poole has amassed a fortune in the gold fields of Australia, but his humble beginnings and dark past make him an unlikely candidate for the woman who needs his help-and his love-the most. Haughty beauty Margaret Vaughn is famous for her opulent inheritance. But she is living a lie. Soon she will be forced to disclose that her estate is saddled with debts she can never repay. She schemes to marry a rich man, only to discover on the eve of their marriage that he is also a sham who was about to marry Margaret for her wealth. In desperation, Margaret agrees to marry Tom Poole, even though she despises his low background. Tom has managed to win her hand, but can he find a way to win her love?