Susannah James, a young widow and mother, wanted a complete change. So she bought one, A quiet cottage at Lee River, Manitoba. All she had to do was find it! She should have suspected, that first dark night when she couldn't find her cottage, that life at Lee River might be more than she had bargained for. For instance, having her bicycle run off the road and having to dodge bears, flying axes, and meddlesome neighbors. Worse still, never in her wildest dreams had she imagined that a single, deadly attractive and just-waiting-for-the-right-woman man might be in the vicinity, intent on disrupting her hard-sought serenity . . .