It's all my fault. All Eve wants is to live a quiet life as a teacher, nothing more. But she kept telling herself that all her troubles-being abandoned by her mother, abused by her stepfather-are her own fault. And when she resists an unwelcome kiss from the minister at church, he hisses the same words at her: "It's all your fault." Fleeing home, she encounters Jake, who gently consoles her with the words "Nothing is your fault." Eve feels she's been saved. But she can't cling to Jake? He is someone else's man. Someone else who is obsessed with youth and beauty, and who makes everyone around her miserable?