Lucille Howard is getting on in years, but she has begun to teach baking classes. Her classes have become so popular that she's hired Iris, a new resident of Mason, Missouri, as an assistant. Iris doesn't know how to bake but she needs to keep her mind off a big decision she sorely regrets. When a new family moves in next door and tragedy strikes, Lucille looks after Lincoln, their son. In Elizabeth Berg's sequel to The Story of Arthur Truluv, Lincoln's parents aren't the only ones facing hard choices and uncertain futures. In these difficult times, the residents of Mason find the true power of community—just when they need it the most.