Isolating in her grief, recently widowed Lou is coerced by a friend in recovery into volunteering at a camp for children from troubled family backgrounds. Meeting the other volunteers, the camp supervisor and the youngsters, Lou begins to emerge from her isolation and learns to live and laugh once again. She finds herself intrigued by handsome lawyer, Garvey, who soon begins to defy his initial impression as a self centred egotist. She also finds herself drawn to the enigmatic camp supervisor Cal who seems determined to spend his life making reparation for a past he cannot forgive. As she becomes involved in the lives of the youngsters in her care, Lou starts to realise that her life and life experiences have been leading her toward a new journey, one she is already beginning to prepare for. A story of strong personalities learning to cope with lifes difficulties and finding ways to move forward. The friendships develop and grow as the volunteers and youngsters begin the long road to trusting others with their secrets and confronting the changes that sharing those secrets will herald. At times this is not a cosy read, the hardships and struggles are reflected in the language, but ultimately it is a heart warming book that shows if we are able to learn to trust, we can grow.