This is a true memoir about life's second chances, survival after losing a mate, and finding love the second time.
Jim and Connie Morris are successful, socially active and popular. They are two of the top amateur golfers in Missouri and California. They and their children live celebrated lives, but then tragedy comes; softly at first, but then it crescendos: Their son James is stricken with MS, then Connie dies, followed by Jim's mother, and Payne Stewart, to whom Jim is a surrogate father. Jim hovers on the brink of despair.
Elsewhere in America Lorna Kanehl is also suffering a loss. She is the former wife of popular Springfield, Missouri baseball great Rod Kanehl, the first New York Met ever to hit a grand slam out of the Polo Grounds. Her world is shattered by a heartbreaking divorce that tears her from the stepchildren she has grown to love. Lorna is buoyed by her faith, and her belief in tomorrow. In time she finds new meaning to life, but she vows to never remarry.
Destiny brings these two fractured hearts together giving meaning to Tony Bennett's love song: love truly is wonderful the second time around. Their story is complete with celebrity photographs and filled with never before told celebrity stories from their bittersweet world.