Theresa Brubaker is the ultimate wallflower: shy, introverted and self-conscious. So when her brother invites his army buddy home for Christmas, Theresa is terrified at the thought of a strange man staying at her family's home. She's been nervous around guys ever since she "blossomed" during adolescence and has never quite gotten used to the unwanted attention from the opposite sex.
But when she meets Brian, it's somehow different. He doesn't gawk or stare. What's more, he seems to like her for who she is. His gentle attention draws Theresa out of her shell, and she finds herself experiencing love for the first time. Even after he returns to the base, they correspond through letters, each one further cementing the bond between them. But a bold, courageous decision she makes alone may destroy that bond. Has Brian fallen in love with the woman she is . . . or the woman she could become?