Recently divorced Ellen McClarety finally feels like she's gotten her life back on track. Her newly opened kringle bakery has been a resounding success in her Wisconsin hometown, and she's dating Henry, a shy horticulturist. Then her charming bum of an ex-husband, Max, comes slinking back. To add to her worries, her younger sister Lanie is struggling to balance new motherhood with her law career. Right now, Ellen is having a hard time taking her beloved deceased mother's advice: "At the end of every day, you can always think of three good things that happened." A sweetly engaging debut.