The Next Always by Nora Roberts contains the story of Clare Brewster, a widow with three young boys who grew up in the small town of Boonsboro, which is also the backdrop of the narrative. She moved from and then returned to the close knot community when her husband died in Iraq. Six years after her return, she has growing boys, a growing business and she catches and returns the attention of Beckett Montgomery. On the other hand Beckett, along with his two brothers and his mother, are renovating the town's historic inn. During a short tour of the ongoing project with Clare, sparks begin to fly. This is a story of second chances and how when life hands you lemons you do your best to make lemonade.