Needing a change of pace, elementary school teacher Kelly Seda accepts the school exchange position and flies from Ottawa to London. Exchanging jobs and houses for a year, he and six-year-old daughter Wendy have a less than a day to adjust before starting work.
Single mum Staci Kirk has carved out a life for herself and her young son Tommy. Fiercely independent and self-reliant, she’s found a good place where she can settle in but she’s all too aware that happily ever after applies only to other people—or to the fictional characters in the romance books she writes.
The arrival of Tommy’s new teacher, also her next door neighbour, threatens to upset Staci's carefully balanced apple cart but she knows it’s only a matter of time before Kelly packs his bags and flies back to Canada. No sense in starting anything she can’t finish.
However, life is never as simple as it is in her novels, and when the worst happens, there is only one person she can rely on to help.