A story of struggle and triumphant survival of faith in God. Shingi, a young West African immigrant, falls in love with a happy-go-lucky fellow she met crossing the Atlantic under the protection of returning missionary Mary Lanover. Six months later, she finds herself a pregnant widow, returning to her protector on a Virginia farm. In the following months, Shingi’s life is turned upside down, intertwined with a young farmhand with tragic issues of his own, and Mary’s mysterious illness. Who does she trust?