Nathan Chisholm's high-pressure job in the big city is interrupted by an inheritance he doesn't want, a struggling dinner theater. He returns to his hometown of Brenner Falls, Pennsylvania, so he can sell it fast and return to his normal life.
Leah Albright's plans for her life went up in smoke and she's forgotten how to dream. Instead, she spends her days at a dull job in Brenner Falls and her evenings with musical instruments and her cat. As holidays approach, she fakes cheer to stave off her disappointments.
Nathan and Leah rekindle the friendship they had in high school and attraction brews. But Nathan's leaving town once he sells the theater. And the residents of Brenner Falls, including Leah, don't want their beloved historic theater sold. And certainly not to the developer who's been lurking around.
Nathan finds himself trapped by well-meaning decisions and growing feelings for Leah. He may have gone too far to turn back from the risks to his future and his heart.