It is the 1960s and Professor Jon Andrews is haunted by memories of growing up in an abusive, ultra-religious home.
He leaves his teaching job in Montreal to go to a cabin in Iris, Prince Edward Island to write a novel based on his childhood.
There he is taken under wing by a local farm family. When he experiences their love and kindness, he begins to see spirituality in a new light. When tragedy strikes the farm family he is thrust into the life of a farmer. He knows nothing about farming but rises to the challenge as the four young sons teach and guide him.
Love grows and there is small town gossip and judgmental attitudes and there are serious decisions to be made.
In the end, more than one life is changed in astonishing and wonderful ways.
In this new world of terrorism and catastrophic events beyond our control, Beautiful Sadness, provides what audiences are craving right now — an uplifting and inspiring story that gives them a sense that there is still love and hope and goodness in the world.
The novel is a fictional, inspirational romance, that captures the idiosyncrasies and historical aspects of Prince Edward Island.