Emma Ward has always been the type of girl to approach life with a plan, but at nineteen, she's drifting aimlessly. She's spent so long trying to be perfect, and now she doesn’t have an identity beyond that. Desperate for a change, Emma jumps at the chance to leave Toronto and move in with her free-spirited Aunt Daisy in a town that makes Emma feel like she's stepped back in time.
Immediately at home in Riverview, Emma begins to bloom for the first time in her life. When she meets handsome and charming Nicholas Shaw, everything changes. Nicholas is old-fashioned, sexy, and believes in living life to the fullest. Soon Emma is doing things the old Emma never would have done, like jumping in rivers, or picking berries in the rain. She steps outside her comfort zone and falls in love for the first time. Between Daisy and Nicholas, Emma feels like she belongs somewhere for the first time in her life, and realizes you don't always need a plan—sometimes life steers you where you're meant to be.
Life is a wonderful string of blue sky days, until a sudden life-changing event shakes Emma to her core. Now it's time for her to help Nicholas the way he's helped her. Emma will have to use her new-found strength, and discover along the way if love really is enough to get you through.
The story started out really hooking, esspecially the prologue. It went on very... fluttery and cute as Emma narrates her first love experience with Nicholas. But it got to the point where it sounded too annoying. I read many romance books with the same plot- first love. But I never got annoyed and frlt like the main character keeps repeating herself in how obssesed is she with this guy. She also tends to repeat how she hates her mother too much. I dont like Emma's character. She's dull and boring. The other characters seem interesting, though. By the middle ofthe story where the cancer thing comes up, thats where it got soooo sooo boring. It goes on and on and on for about nhalf of the book and its no longer holding my atttention. It didnt live up to my expectations and I was so dissappointed. The author should work on developing the characters and the flow of the story more.