Nine months ago, Mark Taylor abruptly left Cedar Cove on a perilous mission to right a wrong from his past. Though Mark finally confessed his love for her, innkeeper Jo Marie Rose is unsure if he’s ever coming back and is determined to move forward. She begins dating again and forms a friendship with a new boarder.
A young teacher recovering from a twice-broken heart, Emily Gaffney is staying at the Rose Harbor Inn while she looks for a home of her own. She has her eye on one house in particular, and although her inquiries are rudely rebuffed by the owner, their rocky start eventually blossoms into friendship – and then something more.
The inn seems to be working its magic again – Emily opening herself up to love, Jo Marie moving on – until Jo Marie receives shocking news.