Maggie arrives at her new teaching job planning to board with a family she's prepared to like. What she isn't ready for is her landlady's brother, Marshall, who seems to hate her on sight. She is captivated by Ellen's six-year-old daughter, Emma, who is having identity problems facing the arrival of a new baby in the family. When Ellen goes into labor in the middle of a storm, Maggie must face her fears for Ellen's sake. Along the way she helps a family grow closer, but what about her hopes for the future?
Maddie Smart is at a crossroads. Her job and her relationship have both suddenly ended. On the advice of a friend, she flies to a northern fishing lodge to recoup and plan her next move. Here she meets fishermen who don't fish, a policeman who does, a man who says he's seen Sasquatch, and a lodge owner who sets her pulses racing.