Judge Olivia Lockhart is given the opportunity of a lifetime for a federal judgeship but she must face the challenging decision which involves possibly losing her new romance and leaving the town and the people she loves most.
When developer Warren Saget decides to tear down the town's iconic lighthouse, Judge Olivia Lockhart finds her hands tied with no legal way to stop him. Olivia knows she must find a way to save the landmark before the trouble in town boils over.
Jack is reunited with his son in Cedar Cove; Charlotte tries to find out the secret behind the identity of a stroke patient she is caring for; Justine is learning how to deal with a long distance relationship; Olivia tries to repair a relationship.
Bob and Peggy Beldon deal with a suspicious death at their bed and breakfast; Justine gets a chance to show her work at the local Art Walk; Jack struggles with his relationship with his son Eric; Olivia tries to help Jack by giving Eric a job.
Olivia presides over a messy divorce; the town librarian, Grace, must scramble to raise funds for the library when the town council decides to shut it down to save money; Jack continues to struggle with his relationship with his son Eric.
Justine and Olivia must each face their own fears when Seth goes missing in Alaska; love is in the air in Cedar Cove as the local theater company puts on "Romeo and Juliet" while Jack wants to take his relationship with Olivia to the next level.
Olivia and Jack finally have their Seattle getaway, but things don't quite go as planned; Olivia becomes distracted trying to help an ex-con she put away who claims to have turned his life around; Rosie and Zach Cox try to deal with shared custody.
Everyone in Cedar Cove gets involved in the town's charity bachelor auction as Justine and Olivia scheme to help Grace and Maryellen land the bachelor of their dreams; Stan asks Olivia to accompany him to see his therapist.
Grace finds herself drawn to two different men; Jack worries about Olivia getting closer to her ex-husband; Seth and Justine take their relationship to the next level; Maryellen and John grow closer but his secretive behavior makes Maryellen worry.
Olivia deals with the news that Jack may get a job offer that will take him away from Cedar Cove; Grace struggles with what to tell Olivia about the kiss she shared with Will; Justine helps Warren though a health crisis.
Jack considers taking his dream job far away from Cedar Cove; Stan separates from his wife and returns to town hoping to win Olivia back; Maryellen tries to find out what is in John's past; Grace decides to come clean to Olivia.
Olivia decides to go to Philadelphia to win Jack back, only to learn that he is back in town; a newly arrived, pregnant woman may have a connection to Jack.
Christmas brings a flurry of activity to Cedar Cove; Jack is desperate to talk to his still-missing son Eric; Justine learns that Warren is being investigated by the FBI.