Shilo David, still stinging from the lengthy and bitter breakup with a previous lover, flees to the quiet woods in Eagle River, Wisconsin. There, he hopes to find solace amongst the color of the trees and foliage, and possibly rediscover his inspiration and creative spark. He winds up finding much more.
Jeffrey Layton, who has lived in Eagle River for many years, is also on the rebound after losing a boyfriend. However, his mate was taken from him by cancer. Jeffrey’s apprehensive about leaping into another relationship for fear his next true love will also be snatched from his grasp. Then he meets Shilo.
Together, the two learn love is an emotion to be embraced, not spurned, and it’s possible to find the person you’re meant to be with, even when the cards are stacked against you. Shilo learns it’s sometimes necessary to kiss a few toads before you find your prince, while Jeffrey discovers he has it in him to love another while still caring for those who have left. In this tale, love has no boundaries, and not even the changing hues of the leaves in the forest can compete with true happiness.