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?
Can she get past the wall Marshall has set up? Does she really have a future here among the people she has grown to care for?