When Beth learns her husband has been killed in action in World War 2, she returns to Alask with her two young sons.
Soon, their remote village is ovverrun by thousands of soldiers and civilians building the Alcan Highway, a defense against Japanese invasion. Among the newcomers is August Erikkson, a man who cares about people but thinks God has failed him. Beth and her sons grow to love August, but she knows she can never marry a man who is fighting God. Destiny's road brought August into Beth's life. Will he be able to stay the course?