Still reeling from her husband`s untimely death, Deborah Robinson needs a fresh start. So she packs up her family, boxes up her bookstore, and returns to her grandmother`s ancestral home on Cavanaugh Island. The charming town of Sanctuary Cove holds happy memories for Deborah and, after she spies a gorgeous stranger in the bakery, promises hope for a bright new future.Dr. Asa Monroe is at a crossroads. Ever since he lost his family he has been on a quest for faith and meaning, traveling from town to town. When he meets Deborah, the beautiful bookstore owner with the warm eyes and sunny smile, he believes he has finally found a reason to stay in one place.As friendship blossoms into romance, Deborah and Asa discover they may have a second chance at love. But small towns have big secrets. Before they can begin their new life together, the couple must confront a challenge they never expected.