The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Villagers Paul and Davie Nance would be perfectly happy, except for four consecutive miscarriages. She transfers her nursing side to Baptist parish volunteer work. Thus she cares for grumpy, sickly, infidel old neighbor, Olin Arrendal, better than the registered nurse. Grateful, he makes her meet his cheeky, stray-Methodist grandson Clay, who moved in to get to know his grandfather. Davie soon finds Clay's knavish charm irresistible, he's amused she 'stalks' him. Then things turn.
43:02 Guy catches the wife stalking him in the middle of the night. They hang out and drink beer, then they take her husband's boat to a river. They nearly kiss in the water.
1:21:20 Wife gives guy a little kiss on the lips. Her husband, who has suspected her of having an affair with the guy, has already left at this point.
1:28:43 Wife makes out with guy and is about to have sex with him, but they are interrupted.