Laura Tanner eagerly accepts the opportunity for a winter vacation in Crystal Springs, the tiny Wisconsin town filled with childhood summer memories. Her duties on the Christmas tree farm while her relatives take a vacation gives her the perfect change of scene one year after her husband’s murder. She plans to work on a delayed dream of a bookstore -- and prod her private investigator uncle to take some action on her husband’s case.
Brad Asher’s military career ended with injuries in Afghanistan. Family welcomed him home, where he’s still finding his place via several part-time jobs. Laura’s return to the community gives him hope for a second chance with the girl who spent summers with the neighbors.
But trouble follows Laura from St. Louis. Will Brad be able to keep her safe and in his life?