Mackenzie and Twila Sellars are the unfortunate daughters of Patrick Sellars, the latter better known to the Four Oaks community as the town drunk. The man's constant inebriation has left the girls, respectively twenty-one and eight, to shoulder a life of poverty, neglect, and physical and emotional abuse with only their kind neighbor, Sophia Lucasta, lending an occasional helping hand and attentive ear. After several years of having to serve as "stay-at-home sister", Mackenzie attempts to turn things around with her new waitressing job.
"An Inspirational Journey"
Running from an abusive ex-husband who tried to murder her, Kate Alexander's life is turned upside down. Learning of the death of her grandmother, the only woman who ever believed in her, is almost Kate's complete undoing, especially when the devastating news comes from a man so lacking in human emotion he may as well be a robot. Yet Kate is drawn to Matt Stevens in a way she never before experienced. Could there be more to this unlikely friend of her grandmother's - something beyond the cold surface he presents to the world?