Beautiful Hazel Jessup arrives in Bridgeport, California, after being turned out by her guardian and sent across the country to join her sister. But Hazel has misgivings. She hasn’t had any response to the letters she’s sent to her sister for several months. When Hazel arrives at Hiram Leavitt’s inn, things take a turn for the worse when the man who’s been hired to see her safely to her destination betrays her. She is given a room she must share with another occupant—a specter named Charlotte, who only Hazel can communicate with.
Luther Caldwell prepares to leave Bridgeport with a wagonload of supplies for the mining town of Lundy. Hiram Leavitt begs him to take Hazel with him and reunite her with her sister. Though Luther has misgivings about transporting a young lady to Lundy on his freight wagon, he eventually agrees. Pretty Hazel laughs at his jokes and shares her own fanciful tale about an encounter with a ghost, the famed White Lady. As they draw closer to their destination, Luther becomes serious about only one thing—insuring that he wins Hazel’s heart. When she smiles at him, he knows he’s destined to be HAUNTED BY LOVE.