Beth Sanders is a twenty-three year old career woman, but taking a new job leads her to love and motherhood. After a terrible accident Beth is unable to live the life she once had. She finds it difficult to come to terms with the fact that her daughter, Ruby, will never have a proper childhood as Beth becomes increasingly dependent upon her daughter. The story follows Ruby through her life and the traumatic events she endures at the hands of her father's family. It is only when Ruby finds true love that she can move on with her life and face her fears. But even then her nightmare is not over.