A damaged young woman is given a chance to reclaim her life in a small South Carolina town. However, she must reckon with the dark secrets she left behind in order to accept the love she deserves.
On the run from a violent past, Leah Allen happened upon Rivertown, South Carolina, battered and broken, while ready to reinvent herself. As fate would have it, Leah is drawn to the Southern hospitality of a small café, looking for a warm meal but finding so much more. Lulu, the owner, offers her a job, a place to stay and a new lease on life. Through Lulu's tenacious warmth and generosity, Leah soon finds herself embraced by the quaint community as she tries to put herself back together. She finds the kindness overwhelming, since she had grown so accustomed to cruelty.
Soon Leah meets Crowley Mason, the most eligible bachelor in town. Crowley is a lawyer and friend of Lulu's who is wary of Leah's sudden, mysterious arrival. Despite his suspicions, something undeniable sparks between the two of them. After all she's been through, can Leah allow herself to truly love and be loved, especially when her first instinct is to run?
Lulu's Café explores the resiliency of the heart and the spirit while illustrating how old scars can finally heal no matter how deep they may seem.