Clint Andrews is in Broken Bow, Montana on doctor's orders. A high-stress career, an ugly divorce, and three kids he adores but rarely sees have all taken a toll. Now he's trading designer suits for cowboy boots and working his uncle's ranch until he gets the all-clear to return to his life in Chicago. Along the way, he gets the surprise of a lifetime--the chance to parent his kids for a year. Trouble is, he isn't sure how to parent them anymore, especially since his oldest is harboring some deep resentments of his own. The fact that he's tied up all day helping out on a nearby farm after a neighbor's stroke doesn't help matters. But that's what people do in places like this, so Clint's doing his best.
Gail Wheeler's father is seriously ill, and her mother is in deep denial. Concern for her parents has brought Gail back to Montana for the first time in years. She's thankful for the help Clint is giving her parents, but she's having a hard time fighting her other feelings when she's around him--feelings that have nothing to do with gratitude. Although she loves having Clint's kids around, Gail's failed marriage and a disastrous experience as a stepmother have left her gun-shy around good-looking men and other people's children.
A wonderfully moving story of two people with a chance to start over... this time, together.