Set in North Carolina, one of the southern states of the USA, we first meet Noah Calhoun who has recently returned from the Second World War. Noah is still in love with the girl he met fourteen years earlier and he dreams of her as he restores his nineteenth century plantation home. When Allie returns to town it seems as though a beautiful love story is coming to fruition. However, we soon realise that there are hidden layers of complexity to this story, and in fact their story is only just beginning. Deeply romantic and sentimental, this has been an incredibly popular film and novel.