As friendship turns to love, can grace bridge two conflicted hearts? Erin Sullivan has had to endure the rumor mill of Sweet River, Maine grinding through her family's scandals for years. Despite maintaining her status as a respected athletics director at the local Christian school, being a single mother locked in constant conflict with misinformation and judgment had taught her not to hope for good things. No matter how strong her feelings were for Pastor Dan Connors, she would have to keep them buried for the sake of his reputation and her already aching heart. Dan Connors had dedicated his life to the international mission field--that is, until he's called back to the States with the news of his mother's stroke. After three years in a job slowly chipping away at his spirit, his mother continues to show no sign of recovery. The choice to stay in Sweet River had seemed so clear before, but now he is scrambling for any direction from God before his passion withers altogether. While he didn't expect that answer to be a woman, a chance meeting with Erin Sullivan stirs something in his heart with her quiet strength and compassion.