Being a good mother is never simple: each day brings new choices and challenges. For Diane Robbins, being a devoted single mother has resulted in her greatest joy and her darkest hours. Weeks before her daughter was born, she and her husband Tom received the news every parent fears. Tom had not reckoned on their child being anything less than perfect, and abruptly fled, leaving Diane with a newborn baby - almost alone.
It was Tom's brother, Alan, the town pediatrician, who stood by Diane and her exceptional daughter. Throughout years of waiting, watching and caring, Alan hid his love for his brother's wife. But Diane has closed her heart to any man - especially this one. It will take a very special twelve-year-old to remind them that love comes in many forms, and can be received with as much grace as it is given.