At age 16, Marita Mercer rebelled against her conservative Christian upbringing and gave birth to a precious baby girl. When the “daddy-baby” bolted, Marita took charge and raised her daughter alone. Now, twelve years later, the child’s father has returned with plans to claim his parental rights.
But Marita has no intention of losing custody to Jim and his perfect little wife. So what if he’s now a successful business man and respected member of the community? Does that make up for the years of abandonment and the fact that he never wanted his daughter in the first place? Perhaps not, but in a custody battle featuring a single mother, versus Jim with his perfect little church-going wife, what chance does Marita have to keep the daughter she loves?
Both women are determined to keep their families together…but at what cost?