Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years--ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she's just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. The only problem is she's becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed. At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks--like actually being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there's that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. After recruiting her kids to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles Botanical Garden feeling out of her element. But what she'll soon discover is that into every life a little sun must shine--whether you want it to or not.