What is her next step, when every option hurts someone?
Kirstin Hallberg thrives on setting things right, eagerly accepting the challenge to cross an ocean to care for her elderly grandmother. She arrives in Duluth, Minnesota, to find the city intent on rising to greatness as it builds a canal to provide access to Lake Superior. But she also discovers a grandmother still full of life and secrets--secrets from the past that have the power to change her family forever and threaten the tranquility of their future.
Ilian Farstad has troubles of his own when a logging accident renders him bedbound. Estranged from his father, Ilian is grateful when his father's neighbor and her newly arrived granddaughter offer to care for him. His friendship with Kirstin's family gives him the opportunity to get closer to her, but does he dare take a chance with his heart after watching how love failed his parents?
With no clear way forward, can love survive and the past be forgiven?