Denise Reece returns to Peyton, Ohio for a variety of reasons. Her fiancée broke up with her, life in California didn't turn out like she hoped, and she's inherited a run-down theater. Things become even more confusing when she meets Ethan Flynn--the irresistible hardware store owner and her family's new favorite person.
Of course, things go from bad to worse. Denise finds out the theater is haunted, her parents are attempting to play matchmaker, and her heart starts to beat a little more quickly when Ethan is around...almost like she was in love.
Soon, Denise moves into the theater's attic and discovers all she can about the ghost's past life. A group of community members decide to produce a mystery play in her newly renovated playhouse. She finds herself feeling more at home as her siblings start to turn to her for advice...and Ethan Flynn becomes Denise's favorite person, too.
It looks like Denise was meant to return to Payton---and to find love---again.