When Max Tate meets Lynn at the Fourth of July celebration in their hometown of Ft. Freedom, Washington, he’s attracted to the curvaceous blond. Lynn helps Max locate his birthmother, but when they take a ferry to Cascade Island in search of her, they’re too late. She died two weeks before. Now Max is mad at God and turns his back on the best friend he ever had—Lynn Marshall.
Lynn got lost in the crowd of her large family, their attention never stretching far enough to her lonely position as a middle child. Max declares his love for her, and she gives him her heart, but he hurls it back at her.
When he finally uncovers the truth about his birthmother, he’s stunned. After an orphaned boy makes an impact on their lives, will Max and Lynn discover their love for each other once again to celebrate another Fourth?