Twenty years ago, Emery Morgan, said goodbye to her fiance, Hayden Bryant, at his graveside: their future cut short by his death in the Gulf War. She's kept a vigil in her heart for Hayden's memory while she's filled her life with running a farm and serving the local Franklin, Tennessee community. Jackson Carrington, who's writing a biography about Hayden, comes to the farm, requesting an interview with Emery. What ensues is an exchange: Jackson can have the interviews if he helps Emery on the farm. It doesn't take Jackson long to express his desire to court Emery, but her initial rebuffs prove challenging. Will he break through the barriers of the past to Emery's heart? Or will the unfolding events that create confusion for Emery break his?