Laurie Lepanto is on the horns of a dilemma. For generations, the Piggly Wiggly has been Second Creek's community center and town hall, and has even seen a little romance blossom in its aisles. But thanks to the new MegaMart across town, the Piggly Wiggly's owner, confirmed bachelor Hale "Mr. Choppy" Dunbar, may be forced to close this small-town landmark.
When Hale "Mr. Choppy" Dunbar decides to run for mayor in his hometown of Second Creek, Mississippi, Laurie Lepanto and her new husband, Powell Hampton, insist on managing his campaign. Even though his family-owned store, the Piggly Wiggly, was forced to close, Hale Dunbar is still beloved in Second Creek. After all, life in the town is all about having a strong sense of community - albeit a quirky Mississippi Delta sense of community.
When the queen of the tabloids, Juliette Cadbury, decides to film a movie in Fort Rosalie, Mississippi, local Tourism Bureau executive Mary Dell Hoskins is given the unenviable task of setting up a whirlwind inspection tour of the town's three bed-and-breakfasts, only one of which can win the right to host the outrageous actress and her hunky actor boyfriend during their three-month location shoot.
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