Miriam Engel is a forty-something-year-old single woman who has been desperately searching for love and purpose her whole life. Her story begins some thirty years prior on a high school study-abroad program in Israel. Miri experiences a series of ambitious exploits, a tumultuous journey that is upended time and time again by her impulsive decisions. Miri had always been popular, smart, confident, and passionate. However, Miri’s most endearing quality, her light-hearted whimsy, turns out to be her most distressing and overbearing struggle.
Over the course of several decades, Miri travels around the world in search of love and true purpose while trying to remain true to the culture of her heritage and family traditions. Miri endures the disappointments of an abusive marriage and other hopeless relationships, but with Darling and Luke, two very different bonds from her past, Miri manages to find her way through her vague and capricious existence.
It is an unexpected twist of fate that throws Miri, Darling, and Luke colliding into one tangled mess. It is at this final convergence that Miri is able to come full circle in a world where she had always wished to plant roots but could never seem to find her footing. Strongly influenced and torn by love, devotion, and familial duties, Miri finally discovers what had been missing in her life—the last thing she had ever imagined..