"I didn't really understand what love was. I didn’t know what it meant, that I should’ve fought harder for it."
Banished from home by her angry father, Julia Devon travels to Bath to fulfill her role as family spinster by assisting her cousin, Lady Macon, in caring for her dying husband.
Nathaniel Hastings's life runs in a predictable pattern, until a routine visit to one of his ailing patients brings him face to face with Julia, the woman who broke his heart five years before in London.
Julia and Nathaniel find themselves unlikely allies as they work together to tend to the family's needs, fend off Lady Macon's scheming brother-in-law, and avoid confronting the pain of their shared past. But could this accidental meeting be their second chance at love?