Charlotte Bedford left her sleepy little hometown in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains to make a name for herself as a fashion photographer in the Big Apple. She'd craved success and independence, but most of all she'd wanted to be in a place where she wasn't known as the Bedford girl or Landon Montgomery's girlfriend. But she found herself longing to return to her southern roots.
Firefighter Colt Bedford loves the job, even when the job almost kills him. After escaping her abusive husband, single mother Amy Kincaid's doing her best to raise her daughter on her own. Amy's world collides with Colt's when the firefighter and his partner carry the mother and daughter from their burning home. After the fire, a simple gesture from Amy turns into something neither of them planned
The Bedfords are playing matchmaker. And they have a little help.
Grace and Ray Bedford have opened up the family home for their annual Christmas party and half of the Gatlinburg area has been invited. This includes Reeanne Hawthorne, owner of Smoky Mountain Sweets, and Seth Bennett, best friend and fellow firefighter of Colt Bedford.
Park ranger Clay Bedford is content with his life. He has, and loves, the dream job he’s always wanted. His close-knit family lives nearby, and he has good friends and a loyal dog for company. He isn’t looking for love. He’d suffered through the loss of love before; she was the one who got away…until she came back.