Adventure is in her blood, so when wealthy eighteen,year,old Rachel Hamilton's treasure,hunting father disappears in the wilderness of British Columbia, she considers only one course of action: she will embark on a quest to find him. But for a well,bred woman with little understanding of the world beyond her upper,class existence, the harsh realities of the trail quickly become apparent. Woefully unprepared for the hardships of crossing a wild and unsettled continent, Rachel is hungry, lost, and distraught when handsome frontiersman Peter finds her in the middle of nowhere. Taking pity on the downtrodden young woman, Peter promises to escort her to the safety of civilization. Little does he realize he's taking on a naive and foolishly brave girl who will test the limits of his patience. But he also discovers the same naive girl will blossom into a strong, competent, and captivating woman as they undertake an epic journey that will forever alter both their lives.