Twenty-one-year-old Elena Richards, disappointed in her shallow dating life, longs for the deep, secure relationship she sees in her parents. While on her family’s annual vacation at their cabin on an island in Maine’s beautiful Penobscot Bay, she meets handsome Todd Langdon. Intrigued by the sadness in his eyes to know more about him, she finds herself irresistibly drawn closer.
Twenty-six-year-old Todd Langdon has always lived in an unraveling family that stumbles from crisis to crisis. Faced with a turning point, he takes his bitter grandmother, Amanda Faraway, to Deer Isle to relive her childhood memories … and to hopefully find answers for himself. Instead, he meets the energetic, beautiful Elena, and begins to fall in love. But doubts assail him. When she finds out about my family, will she walk away? Then tumult strikes the Richards. A secret is revealed, and Todd’s past comes to light. Will the couple survive and go on to form a lasting relationship? Or are they rushing headlong toward heartbreak?