Brian Marshall lives a quiet, serious life. At age thirty-three, he's content and reasonably prosperous. When a new client steps inside his office one July morning, and he recognizes her, his thoughts are thrown back in time thirteen years, to a time when he committed perhaps the greatest mistake of his life.
Hallie Grover has come a long way in thirteen years. When she left central Pennsylvania as a dispirited seventeen-year old to live with her divorced mother in California, she couldn't have imagined the path her life was to take. Will she be able to handle her new life, owning and managing a small cafe in McCane, Pennsylvania? And will she be able to rebuild a relationship with her sister, and a thirteen-year old girl she's never had the chance to know?
Brian fears Hallie will one day remember him, so he tries to keep his distance, but it's impossible.
Hallie blossoms as she prepares to open her cafe, but is she ready for an even greater experience?