She didn't know which was colder, an Arctic winter or her new husband's heart.
Hallie Russell believes life should be lived to the fullest. For that reason, she sails to the gold rush town of Nome, Alaska to take her cousin's place as a mail-order bride. But when her aloof husband's wedding-night announcement rocks her plans for their marriage, Hallie sees her desire for a family to call her own vanish as quickly as the dreams of hopeful miners.
Tragedy led Rance Preston to repent of his rowdy ways and open a general store for the miners in Nome. He's content as a bachelor, but his two orphaned nephews deserve a proper and serious-minded mother. Duped once by a vivacious female, he's determined to never again let his heart overrule his head...until the high spirits of his new bride threaten his resolve to keep theirs a marriage of convenience.
How can they possibly discover the treasure of a lifetime when the gale force winds of insecurity threaten to destroy what they each need most?