Since his wife's death, architect Brendan Grant has felt that his heart is in the deep freeze, iced up and impenetrable. Until a sick cat brings him reluctantly to Nora Anderson's door. Spending time with Nora and her orphaned nephew is defrosting Brendan’s defences. But Nora is like a lioness, protecting the new life she has struggled to create for herself and her nephew. She won't let just anyone past the threshold….