A fifty-five-year-old widow, Libby Ward enjoys running her own business and living near her family. But others aren't satisfied with her single state. They push the popular millenery shop owner into the company of every eligible bachelor in town.
Libby tolerates this interference with good humor until Spencer Matthews comes back to town. The retired steamboat captain was her childhood sweetheart until differences in faith separated them. Can they reclaim the years that they have lost? Or does the love of another man wait for Libby?