A chance encounter brings Kelly into Timothy?s life. She comes into the family shop asking about a painting. She wants to know if it?s a real Witherspool, not knowing she?s talking to a bunch of real Witherspools. So begins the retelling of a story long overdue?the story of Annabelle and Johnathan, Timothy?s parents.
Annabelle and Johnathan were never meant to be. Annabelle is a special needs tutor, ambitious and ready to help the Witherspool family with their sweet but troubled children. She is impressed when she meets her boss?s brother, an artist named Johnathan. Despite his crippling speech impediment, they soon become best of friends.
They fall in love and plan to be married, but the town is prejudiced against their union. In order to make their dreams comes true, Annabelle and Johnathan must overlook the small minds of their small town. Love knows no limits and recognizes no faults?two truths learned the hard way in a Witherspool family that continues to thrive.