In desperation, Lenora Perry flees Montana, where her lovely voice and beautiful face have entertained dozens of men in The Pot O'Gold Saloon. With absolutely no idea where to go, and no money to get there, she hides in the back of a chuck wagon heading north; very far north, for the wagon takes her all the way to Alberta, Canada, where she is deposited into the hands (and lap, since there is only one horse) of Constable Edmund Bryce, a Royal Mountie.
" . . . see that you take care of that little girl. Both God and I will hold you accountable."
Edmund is clueless about what to do with a comely young woman traveling alone with only the clothes on her back. Taking Lenora to his family farm and entrusting her into the care of his sister, Edmund tries to deny how quickly his protective instincts have already kicked in. But those same instincts tell him that the woman has secrets. Surely he hasn't brought danger to his door and to his heart. Has he?
"I need Thee, oh I need Thee; every hour I need Thee . . . "
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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.