Small town Texan Claire enlisted in the Marine Corps, survived an IED in Iraq, went through rigorous physical therapy, and made it through med school. After she thought she had endured it all, she had to cope with the loss of her beloved husband and struggle to rebuild her life and raise their twins. Her friends rally around, but it's up to Claire to pick up the pieces and open herself up to love and to truly live once again.
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After surviving Iraq, Claire finally has her life on track. The nightmares have stopped along with her need for physical therapy. She has friends and a husband she wouldn't trade for the world. Nearing the end of her residency, tragedy strikes with the loss of her husband in Afghanistan. Friends rally around her, but will her heart ever fully recover? Left to pick up the pieces and raise her twins alone, Claire struggles to rebuild herself.
Cecile Cooke, CiCi, has been in love with Logan Adams, her brothers' best friend, since she was 12 years old. Since he never showed any interest, it left CiCi to make plans to escape Montana and her controlling, meddling, mother. Logan experiences an untimely loss, but urges CiCi to continue on to New York and follow her dreams of becoming a world-class chef. Logan and CiCi reunite at a wedding, where Logan decides to confess his past interest, and CiCi's forced to confront her conflicted feelings.