When an unusual guest arrives at Grace Chapel Inn, Alice does her best to make her comfortable, not in one of the guest rooms but in the laundry. Another visitor stirs up a competitive reaction in Jane, whose crushing defeat in Scrabble sets off a quest to even the score in an ancient game. And when an old letter brings a forgotten piece of Acorn Hill's history to light, Louise, with the help of an old-timer, undertakes a search for the truth. Through it all, the Howard sisters find that taking things steady and slow reveals new lessons every day. .