Recently widowed nurse Edith Sherman is done with love, even if she's only in her thirties. As she awaits the final paperwork for a humanitarian trip to South Africa, she accepts a short-term nursing position in a small Midwestern town. Henry Hobbes isn't exactly thrilled to have Edith, who he assumes is an elderly widow, dumped on him as a houseguest for the summer. Never seeing each other due to their opposite schedules, they exchange increasingly more personal notes. By the time Henry realizes his mistake--that Edith is actually the brown-eyed beauty he keeps bumping into around town -- their hearts are so intertwined he hopes they never unravel. But with her departure date rapidly approaching, and Henry's roots firmly planted at home, Edith must ultimately decide if the adventure of her dreams is the one right in front of her.