Eric's fiancée Pauline, the tough minded daughter of a wealthy family, soon begins to sense that Joanna, with her strong sense of nature and spellbinding beauty, represents a threat to her. It becomes increasingly obvious that Eric and Joanna feel strongly drawn to each other, even though they both do their best to avoid it.
Joanna and Eric get married and have a daughter. Soon after this life on the farm gets even tougher. A huge fire nearly destroys everything that Eric owns. Shortly after, Joanna starts to piece together bit by bit the secret of her inherited land. She strongly feels that she has to visit the land and begins to make her way there.