Haley Donahue’s husband has been missing in action for more than a year, a year of waiting and pain as she watches other soldiers return home to their families. Determined to build a better life for her toddler Ryan, Haley relocates to Nashville and takes a job as nanny to a little girl learning to live without her mother.
Ethan Richardson knows Haley will be gone in a heartbeat if her Air Force husband returns, and as a man whose daughter has already been abandoned by one woman, that’s not a thought he likes. But his daughter forms an instant bond with her new nanny, whose own grief and feelings of abandonment offer an understanding that his daughter needs, and so he welcomes Haley to his family.
When Ethan begins to form the same bond, not just with Haley but with her son Ryan, visions of becoming a real family compel him to reach out to an old friend. Wanting to help Haley move on with her life and find the closure she needs, Ethan asks his friend at the Pentagon to investigate her husband’s disappearance.
But is Haley ready to know? And are either of them ready for what happens next?