A romance of pioneer days in Oregon, takes Sarah Connor, third daughter in a large family bound for the Willamette Valley- away from her true love to work off a debt with the Harlans who run an inn in Deschutes Canyon. The plot is thin, most of its length stemming from the regional description that is the book's more creditable aspect. Sarah's year with the rather disagreeable Harlans is not marked by much more than a chain of unsuitable suitors while she pines for distant Ted, also settled in Willamette. Sure that Ted is losing interest when she gets no letters, she is more and more convinced he has fallen for her wily older sister Nell- until Ted visits her and they find that letters were blocked and that their love stands true. Slight.