On a happy expedition to choose her wedding dress with her parents and her fiance Miles, Helen Wilson's life is shattered without warning when a car crash leaves her with only memories to console her. Coming to terms with her loss, she moves to Flatners, a cottage overlooking the Bristol Channel, and settles into a life she would never have imagined. Making new friends, she became caught up in their lives and relationships, and soon became aware of her own complex feelings for Harry Vallender, the previous owner of Flatners. In the aftermath of tragedy, love tentatively began to flower . . .