While Jess and Bree in Maine visit David and his fabulously wealthy family, Trace's role in Abby's family is questioned. Meanwhile, everyone helps out running the B&B and Wordplay, and Connor learns the truth about Danielle.
With a nod to the past: Nell tries to save the Wish Fountain; Abby discovers a never-opened letter that she sent to Trace; Mick inherits a sailboat and reunites with his brother Thomas; and Bree welcomes an old friend back into her life. After Kevin witnesses a secret hug, Connor's future is thrown and Jess's future beckons with an invitation from everyone's favorite chef.
Just in time for the Chesapeake Shores Oyster Festival, Trace returns to Abby after three months on tour, only to discover a family in turmoil: Bree's completed manuscript turns out to be a thinly veiled story of the family, and Mick ends the fight over the family Trust but begins a feud with Connor after a fateful mistake.