Sandy Carpenter takes a leap of faith and buys her own home, a charming, rundown little bungalow cuddled into a safe and cozy neighborhood in Salem, Oregon. She builds up her cute little house all while her friendship with her new boyfriend quickly falls apart. Phil Becker, her charismatic new neighbor, just seems to kw how to treat her so that his consideration and insights really shines through. Skeptical, Sandy hesitates to end one relationship and start the other. She finds it difficult to trust in Phil, to trust that he is committed eugh to the relationship to give her time to work through her issues. His steadfast, honest nature does get them a good long way until he has to leave for three months to teach at the university in France...and then Sandy realizes she is pregnant. Will Phil be able to win her over, again? Or will this setback cement Sandy's resolve to raise their child alone?