Sometimes the best thing to happen is for best laid plans to fall apart…
Socialite Isabelle Rochester's life has been planned out for her since she was a child: marry well and live a life of luxury as one of Ottawa's elite. Her fiancé has other plans. Humiliated after being jilted, Isabelle turns to Miss Hazel Hughes to find her a husband who will make everyone back home jealous — especially her unfaithful ex.
Dermot Strickland only intends to be a Mountie for five years, then he's hightailing back to Vancouver to take over his father's booming lumber empire. But life in the Yukon can be cold and lonely, and he still has more than three years to go, so on a whim he agrees to marry a woman he's never met.
When Isabelle's train pulls into the town of Moose Lick, she wonders if she's made a mistake. When she sees the tiny cabin she's expected to live in — and clean — she knows she has. She just has to survive for a week until the train to Ottawa passes through again. Not even Dermot's rugged good looks or charming personality could make her change her mind, but that doesn't stop him from trying. After all, when a man finds the the perfect woman, he'll do anything to keep her.