Forgiveness' life takes a tragic turn when her father defiles her. Her mother walks in and reacts instinctively to protect her daughter but in the process makes the horrific truth public.
In an effort to escape and regain her life as it was before her ordeal Forgiveness goes to live with her aunt. For a while she feels like her old self. But when she returns home her past comes back to haunt her.
She takes an offer from her uncle's widow to go back and live with her in South Africa; But the promised land is not what she thought it would be.
Can Forgiveness leave her past behind her and make a new life? Or does her past shape her future and send her down another dangerous path?