Andrea Hirsch is high on life -- working as a lawyer in Silicon Valley, loving Christopher, a lawyer in her field -- until her car accident, an accident that changes what she wants out of life.
Andrea recuperates with the love and support of three men: her boyfriend Christopher; Evan, the husband from whom she is separated; and her father Josh, a widower. As she recovers, she faces difficult questions -- how her accident really happened, whether or not to move to New York with Christopher, how to re-create herself and her career in California.
Her accident teaches her that nurturance -- allowing herself to be nurtured and nurturing others -- is a higher value than professional success. It is not an easy lesson. It means re-working her relationship with her father, her job, and her former partner, Evan. It means finding the place in her life for a young Guatemalan boy and coming to terms with the issuing of parenting. Ultimately, she must re-open herself to love.
Most of all, Andrea needs to discover a new way of being. She needs to live her Spanish wedding toast -- salud y amor y tiempo para gustarlos. Health, love and time to enjoy them.