What could be more devastating than having your boyfriend break up with you unexpectedly? Breaking up with you via an email...which is inadvertently sent to all of your co-workers! Independent and outspoken Jamie Knight is a high school teacher beginning the summer break, and doing the one thing she swore she'd never do. She's returning to Elm Creek to lick her wounds and reclaim her dignity. From bailing her impetuous grandmother out of compromising situations at the local retirement center to receiving threats from someone who wants her out of town fast, life in Elm Creek keeps Jamie on her toes. Things really heat up when Officer Cole Gammon is charged with keeping an eye on Jamie, who is hell-bent on proving she doesn't need a man to take care of her. Can they sacrifice the lives they have made for themselves to be with the one they love?