Marisa runs a small newspaper in New Hope, Oregan. She is running from man abusive stalking relationship.
Ben Harrison comes to see Hope to settle his grandfather's affairs. He is grandfather's only heir. He is just out of the service as an orthopedic surgeon and is looking forward to joining a firm in Ohio until he meets this firey redhead who is determined to save a lighthouse that he wants to sell.
This has a side story of a young couple suffering from the riggers of war that has left this young man dealing with life without a leg and dealing with a wife that loves him dearly.