Finding a reason to dance through tragedy can be difficult when doing it alone. Jillian Matthews had two priorities in her life – her daughter, Katie, and her dance studio. When her husband died nine years before in the deserts of the Middle East, she became determined to raise her daughter on her own, refusing to open herself up to love again. The day her high school sweetheart waltzed back into her life things began to change. Dr. Michael Emerson told himself he was happy with his life as a bachelor after a messy divorce. He thought his life as an ER doctor and yearly missions work were enough to satisfy him, that is until he saw Jillian for the first time in over a decade, leaving him longing for more. When tragedy strikes, he finds himself in a situation that he is completely unprepared for.