In a small town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, widower Paul Bixby develops a deep friendship with bank teller Linda Bauman - a friendship he hopes will turn into something more. When Linda's unusual fascination with highchairs comes to light, Paul builds an exquisite chair for her, crafting the chair with love.
Linda thought her parents had died when she was an infant, leaving her to be raised by her grandparents. She treasures the highchair she used as a child as a symbol of their unconditional love. But when a man shows up at the bank and claims to be her father, Linda searches the Internet and is stunned to learn of a long-buried family tragedy and an unspeakable crime.
Linda moves with her boss, Brad, to a branch office in a different town and secretly shares a home with him. Though devastated by Linda's choice, Paul steps aside and wishes the best for her. But is Brad the man she hoped he would be? Or, is Paul's quiet love what she needs?