When timber baron Reuben Burke finds himself at the seaside Hotel del Coronado - a forced vacation arranged by his siblings - he discovers he's forgotten how to relax. For the last ten years, he's been too caught up in raising his younger brother and sister and building up the family business in Seattle to have time for himself, much less romantic attachments. But a chance encounter on the beach with a young widow from San Diego puts his life on a new course. Not only is Charlotte Darnell beautiful, she understands the burden of putting a family's needs ahead of one's own. When the two step out on the dance floor together, they share more than a waltz. In that magical moment, they find love. But can they find a way to bridge the miles that separate them?