After ten years away from home--ten years of spending most of his time drinking to forget the tragic loss of his wife--Ethan Caldwell has rediscovered God and is determined to find a job, work hard, and start over. But this can only happen after he makes a final stop on a journey of healing that leads him back to where all the pain began. Back home.
Once there, Ethan finds Dr. Jonathon Brandt and his family, who are content and living happily. When Jonathon offers Ethan a job helping out around the farm, Ethan quickly comes to love the Brandt family and their unquestioning acceptance of his checkered past and simple upbringing. However, when Jonathon's arrogant sister, Sara, comes to live with them, Ethan finds himself face-to-face with a woman unlike any he's ever known in his life.