Dallas developer Silas Fletcher sees endless real estate opportunities in Wheeler, Texas if only he can "grow" the town. Blue Plate Café owner Kate Chambers likes her hometown just the way it is, thank you very much, without big box and chain stores. When Fletcher tries to capitalize on a thirty-year-old unsolved murder, Kate know she must fight for her town, and she uses historic preservation of the old bus depot as one of her weapons. A suspicious death and a new murder make her also fight for her own life.
All your Wheeler friends are here—Kate's partner David, Chief of Police Chester, brother-in-law Tom and difficult sister Donna—along with some new faces, such as the adventure-seeking Steffens of Ohio, Silas, Bronx-born minister Tony Russo and his wife Ambra, and Delia Jackson, sole survivor of a doomed and sad family.