In the dirty '30s jobs were hard to come by. Having lost her father and her home in southern Alberta, Tilly McCormack is thrilled when her application for a position as a chambermaid at the prestigious Banff Springs Hotel, one of Canada’s great railway hotels, is accepted.
Tilly loves her new life in the Rocky Mountain town and the people she meets there. Local trail guide Ryan Blake is taken with Tilly’s sparkling blue eyes and mischievous sense of humor, and thinks she is just the girl for him. Ryan’s work with a guiding and outfitting company keeps him busy, but he makes time for Tilly at every opportunity - and he’s already decided to make her his bride.
On the night he plans to propose to Tilly, another bride-to-be, whose wedding is being held at the Hotel, disappears. Tilly has an idea where she might have gone and together with Ryan sets out to search for her.
Will they find the missing bride? And will Tilly accept Ryan's proposal?
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Books We Love, with the support of the government of Canada, is publishing a series of novels set in each of the Canadian provinces and territories. Each book features a historical event or location, as well as a the story of a bride and groom - representative of the men and women who came to Canada in search of a new life and new freedoms. These books combine fact and fiction to show how these brides and grooms, all from diverse backgrounds, joined in marriage to create new lives and build a great country.