The wine-growing valley between the San Rafael and Santa Ynez mountains makes a lush backdrop to this romance about Francesca DeAngelo and her widowed mother-in-law, Julianne. Francesca has had a tough time after her husband, Jake, suddenly left her and their then six-year-old son, Nick. Julianne stayed with her daughter-in-law and helped keep her family's winery in business. Now the two women face unexpected challenges: Jake has returned, and a corporate winery is hoping to set up shop in the quiet valley. Mitch Gillette, the company man, is not the devil that Francesca wants him to be (he is a good man, clueless about raising his teenage twins), and neither is Jake. Mitch falls for Julianne, while Jake tries to convince Francesca that he is back for good. The two men set out to woo their reluctant love interests, while the women attempt to learn how to trust again and believe in the power of love. Baker's sweet romance will appeal to young and old alike.