When Beth learns that her Canadian-born husband was killed in action in World War II, she returns to Alaska with her two young sons. Soon their remote village is overrun by thousands of soldiers and civilians building the Alcan highway, part of North American defenses against Japanese invasion. Among the newcomers is August Eriksson, a man who cares about people but thinks that God 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?