Professional landscaper Sorrel James has had nothing but trials in her professional life and her love life, and she’s at her wits’ end. She’s had a streak of bad luck ever since her last client, several months ago. He asked her to marry him, but as soon as she said no, his professionalism vanished. He accused her of theft and has been slandering her ever since. Sorrel doesn’t know how to trust men anymore. That’s when she stumbles across an old monastery in the country that has fallen into disrepair. She’s fascinated by it and wants to be the one to redesign the grounds. She goes to persuade the owner in person: eccentric, handsome Garde Chevenay. To her surprise, he agrees to hire her, but is there more to him than meets the eye?