Suddenly, Belle stopped, listening intently as an unfamiliar sound drifted to her on the early morning breeze. Then she recognized what it was. Gunfire! Batoche was under attack!
Belle and Sarah both want to be become the ringer of the new Batoche church bell. They enter an embroidery contest to win the position. Then General Middleton's force advance on Batoche in the 1885 Riel Rebellion, and Belle and Sarah must work together to save themselves and their families, all thoughts of bell ringing flown.