She's the last of six Lowcountry sisters to tie the knot, so when Elle Garvey's quarterback-turned-minister boyfriend Jeremiah pops the question, the family resolves to give them the send off of the century. But as Jeremiah leaves Elle to plan the wedding and moves ahead to Houston for a large pastorate there, Elle listens for her own call to the ministry-but none seems forthcoming. And with the influx of new residents in coastal Beaufort, South Carolina, Elle's art gallery business has never been more fruitful. She's even begun to successfully show her own paintings-paintings she created after Jeremiah left town. Soon Elle's widowed tenant, Frank, arrives, throwing a real wrench in the works, and offering a new kind of love that soon takes hold.and blossoms.