Jim, a deaf man, works odd jobs in a town in rural Nebraska in 1901. Catherine is the new school teacher in town and when she sees some people roughing Jim up badly, she stops them. She goes with him to his room to wash some of his cuts and bruises and they find there's a connection between them. Now they just have to get through the social class prejudice and a bad guy who is making trouble in town. Very sweet, romantic story, with some hot sex scenes.