After all these years, is there any way you would see me again; When Emma Lauryn Gilford hears the voice on her answering machine, she wonders how Samuel dares to get in touch with her. She's put a lot of distance between them, filling her life with work and family, lavishing her attention on her nieces and a garden that's the pride of Higgins, South Carolina. So why does his voice still have the power to make her heart skip; Why can't she stop thinking about this man she thought she'd forgotten so long ago; Emma has always been the dependable one in her family. But now, with the annual Gilford reunion just around the corner, her high-strung sisters approaching meltdown, and her favorite niece taking sanctuary in her home, Emma's wall of self-denial is showing cracks. On the other side is the life she can't put off living a moment longer.