When Kate and Paul settle in for lunch at the Bristol one Sunday, they expect only to enjoy each other's company and indulge in a four-star meal. But when a diner suddenly collapses into Kate's lap, they forget all about lunch. The woman, clearly shaken, pleads for Kate to stay by her side even as paramedics come to her aid, and they quickly forge a friendship. Despite Kate's growing affection for Emmaline, the woman seems evasive about the details of her sickness-and her past-and Kate begins to question what exactly has afflicted Emmaline. How can Kate properly minister to her if she doesn't know they whole truth? Who is this private, lonely woman? Meanwhile, a young mother in town is slowly recovering from major surgery and her family struggles to cope. As Kate cares for the family while also meeting the demands of her friendship with Emmaline, she begins to see there's much more to the mysterious woman than she ever imagined.