Stephanie Bloomfield returns home to Orchard Valley, Oregon; her father has suffered a heart attack, and all three sisters are gathering at his side. Fortunately, by the time Steffie arrives, he's already begun to recover.
But Steffie has other worries, too. She'd fled Orchard Valley three years earlier because of her humiliating rejection by the man she loved, local journalist Charles Tomaselli. She knows she can't avoid seeing him again.
It's not long before Steffie and Charles begin reliving past battlesand renewing old feelings. He was the reason she left; this time, will he give her a reason to stay?