When Hannah returns home to Idlewild, Michigan from Paris to escape World War II; Henry expects the awkward, frumpy girl to appear, not the beautiful, outspoken woman at the train station.
The bed-hopping Henry, now finds his match in his pious, childhood friend Hannah, who wants nothing to do with him and his flirtation. He must confront his alcoholism and childhood scars from a Jim Crow South. This journey towards emotional healing sets him on a path to learn unforgettable lessons in life and love.
Soon, when tragedy strikes, both Henry and Hannah’s faith are tested. Will they remain in Idlewild? Or will they change along with the historical community that is altered by the shifting times of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s?