Counselor Sophia Barrett is trained to help people cope. But a new patient whose troubles mirror her own makes Sophia realize she hasn't dealt with the pain of her recent past. Making a snap decision, she moves to an apartment above a bookstore in Cornwall, England, seeking peace surrounded by great literature. Bookstore owner Ginny Rose is struggling to save her business, but the unexpected friendship with her new renter has her feeling more optimistic. Between the two of them - and Ginny's brother-in-law - the bookstore might stand a chance. Then Sophia finds a notebook containing journal entries from more than 150 years ago.