Librarian Kendall Dickinson is overdue for a do-over. Unfortunately, she's clueless about who she really is or who she even wants to be. One thing she's certain about: she doesn't want anyone to know she's back in her small hometown in North Carolina because she failed miserably at her first grown-up job and relationship. When she's offered a job as a school librarian, surrounded by two of her least favorite things—kids and noise—she reasons, well, how hard can it be?
She's about to find out. In addition to a precocious, feline-obsessed kindergartner, a walking jukebox of a music teacher, a birdbrained principal, a sardonic secretary, and a fourth grade teacher who missed her calling as a prison warden, the cast of characters at Whitehall Elementary includes a cocky teacher who knows exactly who he is and what he wants from life. Which isn't this; but family obligations keep him stuck in his second-choice career.
The last thing Kendall needs is a bored man to screw things up for her—again—but he's a page-turner she just can't put down. If only she could sort out her feelings and priorities, Kendall might be able to discover the person she's meant to be. All she needs is a little quiet, please!