Jenny Sullivan is at the tail end of her successful career, but still the news that she will soon be made redundant leaves her shaken and a bit lost. While her children see it as an opportunity for her to become a live in babysitter for them she knows that she wants her retirement to be more about her. Randomly coming across a sand dollar in her home, it immediately brings back memories of her godmother Maddy in Oregon. On a whim Jenny decides she will visit Maddy and forget about her other life stresses for a while. Upon her arrival in the US, Jenny knows she has come to the right place. Despite her advanced age Maddy is very much as she remembered her and the scenery is beautiful. Jenny immediately slips into a happy and relaxing routine, relishing the time she is spending with her godmother. But then a chance discovery of an old letter while helping Maddy de-clutter presents Jenny with another body blow when she discovers a secret about her past.