After the death of her father and abandonment by her mother 15-year-old Gracey and her sisters are forced to live on Chicago\u2019s south side all by themselves. They must grow up in a hurry while hiding their abandonment from the outside world. Little by little the neighborhood learns their secret and begins to chip in but their plans soon begin to fall apart when the oldest sister gets pregnant. Charlotte the girls\u2019 mother is busy running from guilt. The world would never understand how she could leave her own children but in her mind she never deserved them in the first place. As time goes by Charlotte finally comes to know God\u2019s love and realizes that she desperately wants to be a part of her daughters\u2019 lives. She goes back to Chicago only to find out that they've been shipped to Mississippi to live with their Grandmother. The question is: how will the girls receive her? Five women must fight through feelings of bitterness rejection and anger. Each must trudge along step-by-step until they come to a place where peace is embedded in God\u2019s unconditional love.