It is 1943 when Robert Madison V returns home to the Deep South, injured but relieved to be removed from the horrors of World War II. Now that his parents are gone, it is up to Robert to carry on his family’s hardware business in the sleepy town of Davenport. While working tirelessly, Robert builds a successful business. Now all he needs is a wife.
Annabelle Adams is a farm girl who has curves in all the right places and wants a rich man to carry her away from poverty and into the sunset. When Robert falls in love with her and they marry, it seems all is right with the world, although she has not professed her love for him. As time passes, only Annabelle and her maid, Eloise, know that she is entertaining other wealthy men while Robert is at work and keeping a secret journal that details every lustful moment. But when their unhappy union propels Robert down an unimaginable path, he receives a tiny gift that will eventually help expose the deception that envelops the Madison family.
In this tale of love, deception, and forgiveness, a family residing in the Deep South after World War II harbors secrets that, when revealed, have the power to change everything.