Penny Stevens is 40 years old, a murderer of garden plants, and married to the next Wilt Chamberlain of realty. This is not the life she imagined for herself, but it’s comfortable and good enough. Isn’t it? When an accidental good deed lands Penny in the paper, she becomes a local hero and catches the overzealous eye of the newspaper’s “life renovation” expert. Penny is the perfect makeover target—whether she likes it or not.
Soon, the “Team Penny” makeover crew is literally taking over Penny’s life and pushing her toward someone else’s idea of perfection. But with the help of some new friends—including two very young, very handsome gardeners and a giant dog named Haggis—Penny slowly gains the confidence to take control of the situation. The “new and improved” Penny, though not exactly what people had in mind, surprises everyone, including herself. Hilarious and heartwarming, It Can Happen to You is a tale of unexpected twists, newfound happiness and life’s second chances.