Three years after an accident left her in a wheelchair, artist Penny Diamond has made a new life for herself in a little cottage on the edge of Talyton St George.
Penny makes a living through her art, and with the aid of her assistance dog Sally and a carer who comes in during the day, she's managing to live an independent, if very quiet,life.
Until one day she gets a new carer. Declan is young - a lot younger than her - and he brings a breath of fresh air into her life. It doesn't hurt that he's also thoughtful, kind and good looking.
But what could a young man like Declan ever see in a woman like Penny?