Cautious, conservative Molly Driscoll still works at the same Jersey shore hospital in which she completed her nurse’s training more than a decade ago. When her now-ex-husband, Jason, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Molly tries to convince him to undergo a recommended course of chemotherapy.
In spite of their past difficulties, Molly volunteers to take on something that is equally daunting in exchange for her ex-husband’s agreement to give chemotherapy a try. She quits her old familiar job, becomes a ‘Travel Nurse’, and trades in her nice, safe Honda Civic for a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Her assignments take her into the blizzards and biker-bars of New England, the genteel beauty and smoky pool-halls of South Carolina, and the carnival atmosphere of a busy walk-in clinic in Key West – as well as to some very surprising and unexplored regions of her own heart.
Along the way, Molly experiences a terrifying ordeal with a stranger, tender moments with patients who leave lasting impressions on her, the possibility of a would-be-stalker, and a fellow ‘Travel Nurse’ who claims to be an ‘angel’.
In spite of all her old self-doubts, Molly grows in confidence, proving that though she may not be very good at driving a motorcycle, she is quite good at surviving … and maybe even resilient enough to love again.