Elementary school teacher Prudence is mountain climbing and camping with some of her students. Worried for her safety, her father sends his subordinate Sergeant Joe Wilder to look after the group, but he doesn't seem happy to be there. Prudence doesn't know what to make of him, but when she watches him closely, she notices that he answers every one of the children's questions. What a mysterious man… Joe possesses both the cool side and wild side characteristic of a marine, and Prudence finds herself drawn to him. And before they're done, both her heart and a sudden blizzard will conspire to bring them even closer together!