Alone without friends or family to comfort her after the death of her mother, Willow Finley’s idyllic life is over—and just beginning. When Willow Finley awakes on a hot summer morning, she is unprepared for the grief that awaits her. Jerked from a life of isolation with her mother, Willow learns what alone really means when she finds her mother still in her bed, never to awaken again in this life. From the moment Willow arrives in the police station with her startling announcement, Chad Tesdall fights the friendship he knows he can't avoid. In this volume, Chad and Willow embrace the joys of parenthood. Challenges surface as they adapt to new work loads and changes, but when Ryder presents a new opportunity, their life takes yet another turn.