Nadine Scott, a high-powered attorney from Manhattan, returns to her childhood home in the small town of Maxon to settle her great aunt Molly's estate. Aunt Molly was her only relative and had lived in the same home for her entire 105 years. Nadine knows that the task of preparing the property to be sold, after disbursing all of its contents, is going to be an emotional task requiring at least a month or two of her time. As she shops for groceries for her extended stay, she discovers that David Maxon, her high school sweetheart, has also suffered a recent loss, his father, and has permanently moved back to town to take over the family business.
David is eager to renew his connection with Nadine and the two explore their feelings and help each other come to terms with their grief as they spend evenings together reading the extensive collection of journals that Aunt Molly has left. Detailing her life beginning in 1929, the extraordinary story of Aunt Molly unfolds as Nadine and David share their thoughts and responses to each new event. Their love blooms in present day, played out against the background of Aunt Molly's loves, losses, and new loves. An indomitable woman who became the sole parent for her orphaned great niece at the age of 80, her journal entries convey the mixture of love, tragedy, joy and family that shaped the remarkable person who told her great niece that she was loved enough for 10 people.