Dillon moved to Nome to get away from what he'd become at home. He has a bar that serves food and his own team of dogs. He plans to race in the Iditarod sled races. He's looking for someone that can get him to the starting point. He luckily runs into Claire who has found out the fellow she was going to take is in the hospital. She invites him to ride with her.
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Her friend that she was staying with thinks Claire should be looking for a husband. So her matchmaking skills jump into play. It's a good thing they are leaving soon.
The Iditarod Trail is dangerous enough that the dogs and the humans must train diligently to manage to finish it. This story points out the dangers and just how tough you have to be to make it. Dillon runs into an encounter with a moose. Carole finds herself hallucinating, seeing dangers that aren't there.
The two main characters have secrets from the past they don't want to share. But before they finally conquer the trail, they do.
This is a real body breaking trail but they manage to fall in love despite that. Together they will face the things that bother them.
Reading about the conditions on the trail make me very glad I live where I do. Alaska is too cold and severe for me.