Sarah returns to her hometown in Maine with her adolescent daughter, Lily, to live with her dad, after her mom and husband died in unexpected accidents. Lily has a difficult time with the move because she misses her dad and her friends, so she rebels against her mother.
Gus, Sarah's father, loves having his girls home with him; he also enjoys playing matchmaker for his daughter. Gus hires his favorite carpenter, Brandon, to complete renovations on his store; this ensures Brandon and Sarah spend significant time together. Fortunately, Gus convinces Sarah to attend church with him regularly, where she also has encounters with Brandon, as he is the Sunday school teacher for the teens.
Brandon quickly develops feelings for Sarah, but she is hesitant, as she doesn't want to be disloyal to her late husband. Sarah spends a lot of time developing a relationship with her pastor, who helps her sort her feelings. Though a major health issue causes Sarah to distance herself from Brandon, she re-establishes her relationship with God and accepts Jesus as her Savior. Through His strength, Sarah is able to develop a solid relationship with the people around her, and she is able to start again under His direction.