Dr. Alexandra Tucker has come to Martha's Vineyard for sabbatical-to pray and grow closer to the Lord, who appears to want her single for life. At thirty-five, Alex's biological clock no longer ticks, it booms out the hour loud and clear. But a husband and chhildren do not seem to be part of God's plan for her life.
God, however, has a few surprises in store for Alex on the Vineyard. They start one evening when a powerfully built stranger bursts in on her-just as she's applied a layer of green goo to her face.
From then on, the sparks fly between Alex and her neighbor Jared Madeiras. The last thing either of them wants is to get involved. But a case of poison ivy, a Nor'easter, and even a shipwreck only drive them closer and closer.
Maybe, just maybe, Alex realizes, God doesn't want her single for life after all!