Eleanor Bannister, a retired schoolteacher, lives a sleepy life in tiny Groverdell, Texas. She's taught almost everyone in town. She even has her own shelf at the town library — "Miss Bannister Recommends." She is, in a word, orderly. That is, until one night, when walking alone barefoot through the brambles, she encounters Abel Brown, a mysterious drifter. He's been wandering around town, looking for houses to fix and, rumor has it, widows to talk to. He may just be a drifter, but despite their obvious differences, Abel and Eleanor find themselves drawn to each other. This beautiful new romance by Matthew Barber, the Tony Award-nominated author of Enchanted April, shows that connection can be found in the unlikeliest of places and in the unlikeliest of ways.