Maggie Richmond loves having her hands in the dirt, finding solace in the community garden plots each morning. She's come a long way in her recovery from anorexia and enjoys providing support to those who still struggle. She's especially committed to supporting the recovery of Cassie Durand, who recently agreed to inpatient treatment for anorexia after Maggie shared her own story. At 23, she has a rewarding job as a social worker at Caldwell Manor Nursing Home, a caring family, good friends, and even a budding romance.
Her grumpy old neighbor, Carl Pritchard, has come to accept the garden being next door as long as no one touches his prized rosebushes. When someone from his past returns to town and threatens those roses, Maggie discovers a family feud that goes way back. She knows that Carl's wife Ruth had died years ago from dementia, and Carl is still lonely without her. However, she discovers that Carl's daughter Sharon had left home shortly after getting married, and they hadn't spoken since.
Carl's heartbreaking past is revealed when the family feud is revived. Can Maggie find a way to bring healing to Carl's heart without destroying her own recovery in the process?