As the holidays approach, Olivia is dead set on going to Philly to win Jack back, only to find out he is back in town unannounced to tie up loose ends. Seth returns to Cedar Cove with good news of a new business venture.
Suspicion is cast on Norman Briggs after the chairman of a philanthropical medical group, of which Norman is a part, is murdered. Steve and Mark attend the funeral to nail the culprit, who promptly falls over dead.
Cassie and Sam celebrate their honeymoon at a country winery, where they help their hosts deal with a dilemma. Grace encounters her first heartbreak and Abigail holds a joint fundraiser with Mayor Donovan.
Cassie plays host to Henry, a dashing stranger, and Olivia, a visiting poet. To help with her mounting workload, Abigail offers Grace an internship in the mayor's office, where Grace butts heads with an ambitious fellow intern.
Free spirited cookie baker Hannah Swensen jumps in to help a handsome new detective track down the culprit and uncover the mystery surrounding the death of her friend and local milk delivery man. Stars Alison Sweeney.
When the network announces that her television therapy show is changing to a tabloid shock-fest, a caring psychologist returns to her hometown and reunites with her high school sweetheart. Stars Rachel Hendrix, Daniel Stine.