When Samantha Desmond’s parents die, she is left to raise her young stepsister, Jessica. To save the girl from calculating relatives who want custody, Samantha pretends Jessica is her daughter and relocates to a small town outside of Philadelphia. Trying to adjust to her new life is difficult. Even worse is denying her attraction to divorced pediatrician Alex Mackenzie. For she knows if she lets him get too close, she risks losing Jessica.