A former ice figure skater, Francie Piccard must make a decision. Should she resume her training with the partner who betrayed her and try for a gold medal? Or should she stay on as manager of the Roller Fun roller skating rink and try to convince her new boss and owner, Noah Gordon, not to sell it? Persuading Noah to stay in Gettysburg until Valentine's Day isn't as difficult as Francie expects. But is he staying because of the rink, her family's hospitality, or the attraction between them?
The year is 1955. Spiro Dimopolous is his name, an 18-year-old Adonis fresh off the boat from Greece. Spiro's mother had been an American, and now that's she is ill, the lad's been dispatched to his cousins at Rawley's Landing, Kentucky, to make his way in the Brave New World of America. There he encounters crusty old Uncle Winston Rawley, patriarch of the clan, and Leticia, trying to hold together the family farm, and Branston 'Bran' Rawley, the handsome young scion of the next generation.