Sarah Marden is perfectly happy in her role as the family spinster. Almost. But things aren’t the way they should be this summer. Emma’s health is failing, snow is falling in June, and Timmy is back. Twenty years ago, Sarah ran from his kisses because he smelled like barn cats. Now she doesn’t want to refuse him, no matter how much she should.
Dr. Timison Dawes has seen the brutal side of war. He hopes his career is destined for greater things than being a small-town doctor. He didn’t plan on staying home after his sister’s wedding, but then he didn’t expect Sarah to be single either. A temporary job offer gives him the excuse to see if there is a reason to make the North Shore his home.
How can Tim convince Sarah to give up her perpetual mourning and look for a spring when even mother nature refuses to help?