Duncan Mayor (Garcia) decides the perfect Christmas present for his beloved - but ailing - wife, Suzy (Parker), is a ride on a real-deal Ferris wheel, set up in their own back yard. Why? Because it was while riding one years earlier that Duncan asked Suzy to marry him.
Mandy Moore is Suzy's nurse, Natalie. Natalie and Suzy develop a deep bond almost immediately. Not so for Natalie and Duncan, he's a bit of a curmudgeon and at least initially resents the time and attention his wife pays to her soul-mate nurse.
But love is in the air, and not just between Suzy and Duncan. Natalie and a young landscape designer who's helping Duncan assemble the giant Ferris wheel also fall under the intoxicating spell of romance.