Kate Mallory thought she was getting off to a fresh start when she left Michigan to work as her uncle's office nurse in Florida. In her new Everglades setting, with its haunting greenery and exotic birds, she was sure that she would forget Paul Drummond, the man she had planned to marry, until he ran off without a real explanation.
But things weren't going to be that easy for Kate, because Paul was now working in the Everglades, too, as a forest ranger. He even lived quite close to her uncle. Soon Kate and Paul were almost on their old footing again, almost a loving couple, and Kate was filled with hope. Then she met Amy Walker, the new woman in Paul's busy life.