Lela lives in a fantasy world. It is the only place she can go to escape the horrendous legacy of her father's sexual abuse and his brutal murder of mother. When she joins a loving adoptive family, she buries all the memories of her former life - even her last memory of her sister, Jolene, pledging in a courtroom that she would come back for Lela some day.
Then, one day, a strange man walks into Lela's life, bringing with him a neglected child who needs her love. Lela is forced to confront the past she never acknowledged and decides to carve out a new future for herself and for the family that has somehow managed to blossom out of ruin.