Miriam Cahill has spent her entire life caring for others and trying to stay out of her father's way. For reasons she has never understood, his cruelty and abuse have always come down more heavily on her shoulders than those of her three siblings. The most important relationship in Miriam's life is the one she shares with her mother, but Christine Cahill's death changes Miriam's world forever. With her family's support she finds the courage to seek her own way, but her independence, tragically, comes at a great cost.
Miriam's faith is sorely tested as she must not only come to grips with her father's emotional abandonment but the toll of being brutally raped on a blind date. If she cannot accept the restoration God offers, her future with the young seminary student with whom she has fallen in love could be in jeopardy.
Can Miriam allow God to heal her of the wounds of the past, or is the rape the final rejection that locks her in a crippling state of uncertainty and loss? This challenging time in Miriam's life teaches her many life lessons as she learns to trust her Heavenly Father and His promises for a future rich with hope and love.