To inherit his father's legacy Sam Baranov needs a bride, a woman to keep house and bear children. He doesn't expect love; in fact, he doesn't believe in such a poetic notion. Which leaves him hard-pressed to explain why one glance from the new schoolteacher sets his pulse racing, or why her smile has him offering to teach the students woodworking. Laura Templeton has traveled to Alaska to make a fresh start, not to find a husband. But after meeting Sam, matrimony occupies all her thoughts. Until Laura knows that in a land which boasts rainbows at midnight, they have discovered a love powerful enough to wash away the mistakes of the past, a love to light their future together.