After a long career in nursing, Connie thought that she could look forward to an enjoyable retirement, doing all of the things that she and her husband had never had time to do. Then, suddenly and unexpectedly, her husband was killed.
A year later, just as she feels she is learning to live with her loss, life decides to throw more difficulties in her way. She discovers that Dave wasn’t quite the model husband that she always assumed he was, and there are a few ancient family secrets which, it seems, she is the last one to find out about. Her life is turned upside down once again. Is she really the innocent party, as she has always believed, or could she be partially to blame for her lukewarm relationships? Can she regain her equilibrium and strengthen the bonds between herself and her family, and will she find love when she least expects it?
This is a heartwarming and ultimately upbeat story about the nature of love and loss, and also hope and optimism. It shows the importance of the support of family and friends in getting through the sorts of problems that can lie in wait for any of us.