Jill Jackson is about to fulfill her dream. She has an assignment to teach at a rural school in Saskatchewan. But she has misgivings. Will she be able to handle the students? What about parents and neighbors? Is she safe out here alone in the country? As the year proceeds, Jill is caught up in the dark secret of Melissa Webber, a student in the third grade. What causes this talented girl to be so withdrawn? Will Jill\'s concern for Melissa lead her into harm\'s way? And then there\'s Dan Fischer, who intrigues her. Yet something seems to be holding him back from committing to Jill. Will he be her Prince Charming?