Avie Williams Cole has a mission: take a quick trip to Georgia to settle her father's estate. Too busy to go, her attorney husband, Michael, sends her off with their asthmatic son, Joseph, to keep her company.
In tiny Taylor's Crossing, Avie settles in but is soon thrown off course by overbearing and meddling family members and her son’s fascination with a legendary Cherokee Silver mine. Their search for the silver mine leads her up to Taylor’s Ridge and to a new friend, Will. As her stay lengthens, her life begins to unravel even as she begins to blossom and make new friends. For the first time in her life, she must learn to stand on her own and find her way. Will she stay with her husband, or choose a new love? And how can she hold on to the red land she cherishes?