Addie Caswell finds herself in a precarious position in the turn-of-the-twentieth-century South, especially for a young girl from a religious, proud family. Addie falls in love with a traveling Church of Christ salesman, much to the disapproval of her stern, Methodist father. Defying her father in the face of estrangement, she marries Zeb, only to be betrayed by his subsequent infidelities. Alone but determined, Addie must find redemption as she comes to terms with her faith and the healing power of family and relationships.
Addie and her father clash over her choice of a life partner.