Laurette Martel accepts a summer job with Southeast Alaska Maritime, unsure what her future holds. Now, in a strange and beautiful land, Laurette concentrates on her job–but finds her heart becoming distracted by Ryan Nichols. Ryan is a wounded man. The death of his father dealt him a harsh blow in high school, which was made worse in college when his mother left him in Sitka to begin a new life for herself in Chicago. His faith shaken, he struggles with bitterness. But something about Laurette dares his heart to hope again. Could the warmth of God's mercy melt Ryan's heart and unite him with Laurette? Or will their affections be lost in the Alaskan summer?