Growing up in Hollywood, and raised by a nanny, Brian never felt as if he belonged. He joins the army and becomes fast friends with Jeff who is later killed in action. As Jeff is dying, he asks Brian for a promise: "When you get back to the states, got to Satsuma, Florida, find Molly and help her run Hermit's Cove. Take care of her." Brian arrives home to find his dad dead and his mother demanding that he stay home and help her save the mansion. Brian is determined to fulfill his promise to Jeff and heads for Florida. When he meets Molly, there is an instant attraction but both are overwhelmed with guilt and grief. Will the ghost of Jeff continue to come between them?