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?