A grief-stricken widower learns to open his heart again . . .
Browerville, Minnesota, 1950, and life is just about perfect for Eddie Olczak. A devoted husband and father, he derives intense pleasure from the life he's built with his beloved wife Krystyna and their two daughters, and from his work as the handyman for St Joseph's, the Catholic church that is the cornerstone of the community. But when Krystyna is taken from him in a tragic accident, Eddie is sure that his life, too, is over.
Among the friends who rally round in the dark days and weeks that follow is Sister Regina, the girls' teacher at St Joseph's school. She has always felt a special affection for the family, although her strict religious vows prevent her from becoming too close to them. But as time passes, Regina and Eddie realise there is a connection between them that somehow goes beyond their shared love of Krystyna and the children. Thrilled - and secretly frightened - they must summon the courage to look within their hearts and make their own choices.