On a tiny island in a ramshackle beach house, Meg, an heiress, is hiding from her family's dubious past. Her true love, Evan, died thirty years ago in a storm at sea, or so she thought. Did her father really have her lover killed and if so, does everyone on the island know about it but Meg? Alex is determined to win Meg over and if that means befriending her son Jon, he's game. Although with his past history with women, he wonders why he even tries. After all, he's just a starving artist with little to offer her. Now that Alex has warmed her heart again, Meg realizes she has friends who care and a life outside her garden. But in order to enjoy it, she must first figure out who is blackmailing her.