Eden Palmer knows how to make it on her own. The forty-five year-old single mother has worked hard to raise her beloved daughter-twenty-seven, now, and recently married. The offspring of a terrible event, Eden's daughter, Melissa, has long been the jewel of her life, the one for whom she would sacrifice anything and everything. But there comes a time when a mother must come into her own, and that's what forty-five year-old Eden tries to do with her move to Arundel, North Carolina, the south's prettiest small town. Looks can be deceiving, though, as Eden soon finds out when she looks below the surface of this pretty postcard town and find drama and passion, intrigue and betrayal.