|| Vanessa Stevens is shocked by the death of Andy Marin, a friend from college, especially when authorities initially rule the death a suicide. She confides in her mother, top crochet fashion designer and author Kate Stevens, that Andy had become distraught after a confrontation with Vanessa. Vanessa can't help but wonder if she is to blame for his death. Kate seeks to help her daughter, convincing her to join Kate in teaching a class in beginner crochet at the Once Upon a Yarn needlepoint ship. There Kate and Vanessa encounter a twelve-year-old waif named Cory Evans, an orphan Kate fears is headed for a tough life is she doesn't get help. Vanessa and Cory aren't Kate's only problems. When Kate's ex-husband, Harry Stevens, hears of Vanessa's traumatic experience, he is quick to fly from Maine to Texas. Harry tries to win back Kate's heart, the one he broke into a thousand pieces years ago. Kate tries to dodge all of the emotional fireworks while solving the mystery of how Andy died.