You are never too old to fall in love.... At 48 Joy Welles runs her bed and breakfast with the love and care one has for a child. She treats each guest she takes in as if he or she is the most important person in the world--until Christian and his granddaughter arrive to spend Christmas and carry out his mother's final wish. The tables are turned on Joy as for the first time, she is on the receiving end of the love and care. Burdened by the scars of her past and scared of allowing herself to love again, she builds up a wall of safety only for Christian and his dogged determination to tumble it down. Together, can the couple learn to release their demons and, like a river, move on with their lives entwined?