Since tragically losing his wife three years ago, Live Oak, Louisiana, dentist Joe Whitaker has relied on his steadfast mother-in-law, Laura Everett, to help with his two small children.
Abby Sumner, an attorney currently living in California, has come home to Live Oak only long enough to attend her father's funeral and settle his estate. Afterward, she plans to return to Los Angeles and never look back.
After a spirited first meeting between Joe and Abby, sparks begin to fly in more ways than one. But now Joe begins to notice distinct changes in his mother-in-law's behavior. Unsure of the reason, he soon learns of a terrible secret from long ago that could jeopardize his relationship with both women.
When tragedy strikes the family at Christmas, Joe seeks divine intervention. But can he hold it together while he waits for the miracle that may or may not come?