Linda Dowling’s husband traded her in for a younger model, and she clung to the only life and home her kids knew. Easiest thing by far when her heart was broken and her small town was filled with folks who commonly mistook their neighbor’s concerns for their own. But even in Cross Springs, NC, time moves on and heals the most grievous of wounds. Linda shakes things up, goes back to school and—gasp!—starts to date a younger man. Suddenly everyone in Cross Springs has something to say about her life—and Linda is faced with hard choices. Does she bow to comfortable roles and old expectations? Or does she give herself a Kick Start and pursue the kind of love she never thought she would find?