Young, attractive, a widow with a ten-year-old daughter - Venus Stanton is certainly not the vicar that the traditional parish of Thurston has been expecting. She will have to endure curiosity, misunderstandings, and even downright hostility. But she will also find warmth and friendship, sometimes from the most unexpected quarters.
There are times when Venus begins to think that perhaps the doubters are right. But the local doctor thinks otherwise, and so do many others who have came to regard her not only as their priest but also as their friend.