The drowning death of her young daughter and the bitter divorce that followed drove ex-prosecuteor Lannie Sullivan into a reclusive existence at her secluded mountain cabin. Now after two years of isolation, Lannie's finally emerging from her fragile bubble losing herself in volunteer work at a local summer stock theater and in the embrace of her neighbor, rugged timber baron Drum Rutledge.
Devastated by the drowning death of her only daughter and the bitter divorce that followed, attorney Lannie Sullivan retreats to a cabin in North Carolina. She and Drum Rutledge, a timber baron, begin a passionate affair. When a case from Lannie's past comes back to haunt her, Drum is the only one who can save her.