In this heartfelt novel of love, loss, and reunion, a woman reconnects with her first love, and the daughter they placed for adoption some thirteen years before. Kate Vaughn is getting on with her life. The upscale boutique she owns in Bluffton, South Carolina, is thriving. Her relationship with her family is strong, and she has a steady and gregarious boyfriend. But when she discovers he is about to propose, Kate has to face the truth: she wants to love him more than she does. It's not the first time. Something is holding Kate back...and she knows what that something is. She lives with the memory of it every day. Now, however, for the first time in her life, Kate understands that she won't fully love until she lets go of the past. In an impulsive decision to visit her ex-love in Birmingham, Alabama, Kate starts a chain reaction of events that will change her life in unexpected ways.