When famous New York City photographer Nathan Holloway comes to Hartsville, every female head turns at the thought of being a supermodel. But Nathan is only in town to take their pictures for the elementary school yearbook as a favor for his friend, Principal Ed Phillips.
Soon, he takes a close-up that sets his heart racing - that of schoolteacher Stephanie Mansfield. For as long as she can remember, she was the sweet but brainy girl in town, the one guys asked for help with homework, not for a date. But to Nathan she is a beautiful woman who teaches him to enjoy the simple pleasures of Hartsville with her down-home ways and love of the outdoors.
But with her promise to her grandmother to never leave town and his work calling him back to New York their future remains cloudy. Their growing love for each other gets harder to hide but are they ready for this kind of commitment and the compromises that will entail?