When Nelda's father dies, leaving her to a poor as well as lonely future, she makes up a list of the seven eligible men in Witherspoon, Georgia. There's the town banker, the school principal, the garage mechanic, Clark Warner- a widower next door, and Junior Abernethy, a social gesture- to whom she is least immune. But as she discards them one by one, and in so doing makes other women happy, her disillusion in Junior is complete, and it takes this to make her realize that Clark is the man she really loves. . . . Not necessarily the more the merrier- but a perfect ""safety in numbers"" for conservatives.