While working at the medical center one evening, Porter tends to Thomas Lancaster, a cancer patient at the university hospital. Thomas's kindness and down-to-earth ways captivate her, and the two become romantically involved. But in the course of her relationship with Thomas, Porter makes a startling discovery about her family-one that could sever her relationship with Thomas forever.
Small Surrenders focuses on the rippling effects of moral turpitude and how past mistakes can resurface to ruin two entire families. But it is also a story of faith, forgiveness, and survival as Porter works through the aftermath of her devastating discovery.