When Lenora Perry's dream of becoming an acclaimed singer dies a painful death, she attempts to escape her mistakes by fleeing north--directly into the path of an all-too-dashing Mountie. Though the man in scarlet appears eager to be rid of her, his home provides security, and his sister offers friendship--two things Lenora is desperate for after discovering her pregnancy. With the past dogging her footsteps and her future uncertain, dare she consider new dreams? Upholding the law makes up the fabric of Constable Edmond Bryce's existence. As his five years of service draw to an end, he must decide whether or not to continue in his father's footsteps--an increasingly difficult decision now that Miss Perry has infiltrated his life. Though she's the daughter of a parson and a close friend to his sister, Edmond can't push aside the feeling that Lenora hides more than she tells. But duty calls, leaving little time for matters of the heart.