When Cecilia Randall, and her naval officer husband, Ian,
appear in Judge Olivia Lockhartâ€™s Cedar Cove family court,
they expect the good judge to grant the divorce they seek.
But Olivia senses the couple still love one another and
just need time to work on their marriage in the wake of
their infant daughterâ€™s death. So Olivia denies their
petition and makes headlines in the Cedar Cove Chronicle,
earning the divorced mother more than journalistic
admiration from the paperâ€™s editor, Jack Griffin.
Meanwhile, Oliviaâ€™s daughter, Justine, must decide if she
will marry an older man her mother insists is wrong for
her, and Oliviaâ€™s best friend, Grace Sherman, the local
librarian, is frantic with the disappearance of her
husband, Dan. Everyone in Cedar Cove is talking!