A vivacious and warm-hearted story about life in the Canadian Northwest Territories. When Phyllis Vernon left England to join her brother Berry in Canada, she did not expect such a wild and isolated land, such hard work to follow, and she did not expect that her brother had a partner, Kent Averill, who lived with them. But there were other surprises too- generous, companionable neighbors, dances at the Northwest Mounted Police barracks, the attentions of Sargeant Ronald Taylor who proposed and wanted Phyllis to return to England; and after a year, the proposal of Kent Averill. Phyllis learns how to run a household, to ride, to cook for large groups of people, to care for the animals (and also what not to do in case of prairie fire, blizzard, and run-away horses). Lots of bustle, feminine palpitations and manly men. Should be popular.