At sixteen, she made love with the boy of her dreams, Alex Kane, only to spend the rest of her summers waiting for him to return to her. At nineteen, her parents died in a plane crash, leaving her destitute. And now, years later, after she's clawed her way to a top management position, she's just been fired. Left with little money and no prospects, Abigail learns that her great aunt has died, leaving Abigail the house she'd spent all her summers in. Abigail jumps at the chance for a change of scenery, and heads off to North Carolina to claim her inheritance. What she finds isn't exactly what she was hoping for. Not only has she inherited a house with serious structural problems and no money to fix it, but her aunt Leila has also made another bequest - Abigail is to care for Leila's best friend, Belle. Belle is cranky and cantankerous, and she's the grandmother of Abigail's long lost love, Alex.