RETURNING TO THE BOOTHEEL IS BITTERSWEET FOR JESSIE STEVENS.
When she and her brother come back to the home they fled years earlier, they find Gabe Kirby, their neighbor who was kind to Jessie as a girl, guarding the farm.
Successful cotton farmer Gabe remembers Jessie fondly from childhood, but the grown up Jessie takes his breath away. He thought his life would be devoted to helping others and would not include marriage, but now he questions that. Can he convince her–and himself–that they can find happiness together?