When the person you've built your whole life around is gone, what do you do? It's not the first time Abby Stone has faced the question. At 18, she envisioned a future with her childhood sweetheart Charlie, only to have him go off to school and leave a pregnant Abby behind. But that pales beside a second loss, when her 18-year-old son Luke falls to his death from his third-floor dorm. Abby throws herself into running her thriving B&B on the coast of Maine.
In the year since her husband died, Laura Klein's world has shifted on its axis. It's not just that she's raising two children alone - fact is, Laura always did the parenting for both of them. But now her fifteen-year-old daughter, Darcy, is dating a boy with a fast car and faster hands, and thirteen-year-old Troy's attitude has plummeted along with his voice. Just when she's resigning herself to a life of worry and selfless support, her charismatic new tenant offers what Laura least expects: a second chance.