Rachel Crispin left Dawson in shame and heartbreak, headed for Canada to live with her Aunt Amelia. Five years later, her aunt has passed away and she’s lonely and humiliated by a man who betrayed her. Without her aunt, life in Canada isn’t meaningful any longer, and she is homesick for Dawson. Her checkered past there gives her pause about moving back home. Then an unexpected letter arrives, enticing her to come back. Rachel decides she’s stayed away long enough and that it’s time to face the people she wronged and make things right.
After his last attempt at finding a mail-order-bride, Will Foster isn’t having luck the second time around, either. None of the women who have written to him pique his interest in the least and he despairs that he’ll ever find a wife. When Rachel’s adoptive mother, Sammi Taylor approaches him about writing to Rachel, he decides to take a chance on her. After all, what does he have to lose?
Rachel arrives in Dawson, but not everyone is happy to see her. Will, on the other hand, is instantly smitten with the beautiful brunette and she shares his feelings. Their romance blossoms as fall comes on, but a threat from Rachel’s past puts their relationship in jeopardy. Jealousy, anger, and resentment become their enemies. Can they move past these obstacles and obtain the joy they once knew?