HOPE ARISTOV arrives in Brandon Beach to live in her former home for three months--just enough time to finish out a residency requirement so she can sell the house and not pay capital gains taxes. Then she's going straight back to Bethesda, Maryland.
IAN MacKAY owns the only grocery store in the one-square-mile beach town. When Hope blows into his store, he likes her looks, but not her attitude. As he gets to know her, he begins to like her, far too much when he finds out she's only staying until Christmas.
As they spend more time together he fights to keep his feelings in check, especially when he learns of a job opening that would suit her perfectly. When he tells her about it, she accuses him of trying to control her life--like everyone else she's known.
Can Hope take a risk, and open her heart to what God has in store for her? Can Ian do what's best for Hope, and let God take control, even if it means giving her up?