There is a dark secret in Lily’s home. Her mother, Marion Vermeer, has dangerous mood swings directed at Lily with disastrous results.
Eager to get away from home, Lily falls in love with the charming Edward who showers her with the attention she craves. But there will be no fairy tale ending for Lily. Too late she realizes that she has replaced her domineering mother with a controlling and flawed husband.
Unable to find work, Edward’s solution is to move his young family to South Africa, a country in the midst of violent, political turmoil. When her marriage is in jeopardy and her son is threatened, can Lily reach deep inside herself to discover her greatest strength?