Michael Donnelly was raised with wealth, privilege, and the expectations of attending Harvard Law School. To his parentsa and close friendsa dismay, Michael gives up his trust fund to become a minister and live on a ministeras salary causing his fiancA(c)e, Barbara, to leave him although she still loves him. As Michael begins serving his first church as an ordained minister, he meets a spunky ministeras daughter, Sadie Stevens, who catches his attention. Despite her attraction to him, Sadie does not want to be a ministeras wife, and after she experienced a traumatic break up with her last fiancA(c), Troy, she swore off dating, leaving her distrustful of men. Michael searches for love and passion with a woman who possesses the three qualities that a ministeras wife needs based on his mentoras teaching: her own strong faith, a willingness to make the needed sacrifices, and to excite him sexually.