Wealthy widow Stella Campbell thinks she has found her Shangri-la when she buys a dilapidated rectory in the picturesque village of Clipton. The challenge of renovating the estate helps lift her grief, and she becomes an important member of the quiet community. It takes little time for her to discover Clipton is not the sedate community it appears to be. Many unexpected turns bring heartache and treachery into her life, and she struggles to overcome her demons. It take supreme effort to step into a future without looking back, but she is no longer naive and steps forward with hope.