A shocking revelation.
A sudden death.
A broken engagement.
An unexpected departure.
Plagued by a nightmare childhood of abuse from an alcoholic father, Rachel Favretto develops an irrational hatred of alcoholic beverages. Convinced her husband Lee’s few beers a week are excessive, she stuns Lee when she threatens to leave him. Within a few days, Rachel realizes she is unreasonable. Now all she wants is to undo the threat. That moment never happens . . . Lee unexpectedly dies.
Rachel blames herself for Lee’s death. Overwhelming guilt consumes her. She erects a barrier around her heart and vows to love Lee forever despite a devastating secret she discovers about Lee.
Rachel moves her family back to her hometown in Oregon to start a fresh. Her children become involved with the high school basketball coach and form a strong bond with him. Attracted to Rachel, the coach attempts to pierce Rachel’s barrier, but Lee’s grasp on Rachel persists.