Lily Blake is just getting by as a songstress in Boston when her friendship with a newly-appointed Cardinal mistakenly – perhaps purposefully – becomes front page news.
Hounded by the press, fired from her job, and robbed of all freedom of movement, she has no choice but to flee to the small town of Lake Henry, New Hampshire, where she grew up.
There she deals with the hostility of her mother, with a driving need to exact justice against the media that forever changed her life, and with John Kipling, also born and raised in Lake Henry.
After a disastrous stint with the big-city press, John is now back publishing the local newspaper, and fighting his own battles in his quest for his father’s approval and his dreams of writing a book. Lily and John form an uneasy alliance as they give reporters a taste of their own medicine.