"You can always start again," Kate Robinson's mother once told her, "all it takes is a new thread." Overwhelmed by heartbreak and loss, the struggling twenty-six-year-old fashion designer follows her mother's advice and flees to Ireland, hoping to break free of old patterns and reinvent herself.
Soon Kate is stranded in the Gaelic village of Glenmara, a hamlet in western Ireland with charms and problems of its own. There, she develops a bond with members of the local lace-making society.
Under Glenmara's spell, Kate finds the inspiration that has eluded her, and she and the lace makers create a line of exquisite lingerie -- and gain the strength to face long-denied desires and fears. But not everyone welcomes Kate to Glenmara, and a series of unexpected events threatens to unravel everything the women have worked so hard for.