In this installment of the widely beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood acquaintance and finds that relationships are always a tricky proposition, even for Botswana's premier female detective. Mma Ramotswe reconnects with an old friend who has been having problems with her daughter. Though Precious feels compelled to lend a hand, she discovers that getting tangled up in family matters is always a delicate affair. The young woman appears to be involved with a charismatic preacher. But are his ministrations entirely of a Godly nature? Elsewhere, Charlie is also struggling with a tricky matter of the heart. He wishes to propose to his girlfriend, Queenie-Queenie, but he is struggling to come up with a bride price that will impress her father. When Queenie-Queenie's brother offers to help by giving him a job, the offer may not be quite what Charlie expected. In the end it will be up to Mma Ramotswe to reflect on love, family, and the nature of men and women in order to show everyone all the good things they have--so many, in fact, that it would take far too long to count them.