Amber never wanted children. When three unruly and nasty stepchildren are dumped on her doorstep, she explodes. Her lazy husband thinks she should just take them without complaining. The children wreck her neat house and break her beloved Gram’s favorite mirror. Her kind heart won’t let them starve or go back to the drunken mom. Her childhood memories won’t allow it. She falls back on memories of Gram, the only adult who cared when she was young. Gram taught her love and survival then. Now she will use that teaching … and a few cans of sardines … to rear these kids. Did she commit to a lifetime? Apparently so!
Her husband is too busy racing and gallivanting to care, but she is determined. He comes home only to demand money. She’s afraid to refuse him. When he does the unthinkable, she is left to rear his children. She holds her head high and makes their lives meaningful … with help from shards of Gram’s mirror. The kids try her patience, but she is firm with discipline and lavish with love.
Ashamed of two failed marriages, she swears off men and builds a wall around her heart, until …