In the years after Cari McKenna lost her husband, she threw her energy into raising her family and starting a thriving coffee shop. Now, her grown children have moved out and her daughters are pushing her to brave the perils of internet dating. Even Cari is forced to admit that her life might be a little too placid. Until, that is, a tree falls across her roof…
Ray Davis always stops by What's Perkin' for his morning muffin, but the handsome master carpenter is starting to wonder if he'll ever find the chance to persuade Cari to see him as more than merely a neighbor. Consulting with her about rebuilding her damaged house gives him an excuse to spend more time with her, but she still only seems interested in him as a buddy. Then Ray's past suddenly comes looking for him, and he realizes that his dreams-or even his life-could be lost.