Jessie Sullivan (Kim Basinger) is forced to return to Egret Island, where she grew up, after her mentally unstable mother is in an accident. There she is surprised to find herself relieved to be away from her husband (Bruce Greenwood), and strangely attracted to a Benedictine monk (Alex Carter). As she struggles to make sense of the present, Jessie confronts her family's tormented past, and in doing so, reawakens deep feelings. Based on the bestseller by Sue Monk Kidd. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.