Addie Andrews is living a life interrupted. Tragedy sent her fleeing from Chicago to the shelter of an unexpected inheritance - her beloved aunt's somewhat dilapidated home in Eunice, Arkansas, population very tiny. There she reconnects with some of her most cherished childhood memories. If only they didn't make her feel so much!
"It was okay"
Caroline O'Connor never dreamed she'd be back home in Cold River, Missouri, the Ozark Mountain town where everyone is "up your business"; they mean well as they drive you crazy. She thought she'd left town for good, but now she's back, helping to care for her New York-born mother - struck with Alzheimer's and prone to saying and doing anything - and her father, the beloved local doctor frustrated he can't cure his own wife.