In 1898 Ruth and her father, Doc Wright, came to the Klondike, where the gold rush has attracted many hopeful souls seeking their fortunes. One of the first persons Ruth meets is a gold miner named Joe Spencer. Ruth knows Joe is hiding several secrets and his steps are being tracked, but immediately he steals her heart. The town matchmaker has plans for Ruth and a young widower, Dr. Arthur Bradley, at the same time Joe is identified by a wanted poster from Skagway. Will she sail away on the next ship with Arthur and leave Joe in jail? Or will Joe break his silence and erase her fears?