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Quite unexpectedly, circumstances have led to an eclectic blending of Lowcountry neighbors, the pastors and congregation of Palmetto Church of the Brethren and the girls next door at the Pink Alligator Strip Club. Shortly after spring storms ravageMoreQuite unexpectedly, circumstances have led to an eclectic blending of Lowcountry neighbors, the pastors and congregation of Palmetto Church of the Brethren and the girls next door at the Pink Alligator Strip Club. Shortly after spring storms ravage the existing Braxton, South Carolina, church sanctuary, the members are forced to move to the only space in the area large enough to accommodate them, an empty warehouse outside the city. Sharing, to the dismay of many in the congregation, the same parking lot with “the girls next door.”Meet Felicia Stedman, middle-school teacher by day and stripper by night. Fall in love with robust, middle-aged, red-headed house mom, Gertie. Get an inside bird’s eye view of the strippers’ nightly routines, their pride, as well as their gripes and concerns, in their chosen profession. Laugh and cry over the crude antics and often misguided mentality of the men who frequent the Pink ‘Gator.Also meet Reverend Thomas Hunter, the young, handsome pastor of Palmetto Church of the Brethren, his two assistant pastors, and various members of his Reconciling Congregation, open and affirming of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered, and Straight people. Their motto is “Open minds, open hearts, and open doors.” Identify with Miss Estelle Sprinkle, octogenarian church member whose wisdom astonishes all. Become immersed in the mysterious disappearance of Braxton entrepreneur and church leader, John Jay Grimes.