Set in small town Texas in the 1950s and 60s, Claire Chastain reflects on her life as the pampered adopted daughter of a hard-working country lawyer and his wife who also happen to be the town's leading citizens. She revels in the limelight as the darling of the town and envisions taking over the legacy and prestige of her parents' position. The world outside her town holds little enchantment for Claire beyond college. Her dream is all about coming back home to practice law with her dad. Devastating family illness and betrayal by her idol slams her into reality. She struggles to find her way in a crumbling world of predictability and traditional values. Early on, she joins forces with best friend Libby Callaghan who exchanges her life of hardship and poverty for a life of comfort and security when she is adopted by a local ranch family. Claire and Libby share their joys, challenges and heartaches in an inspiring story of bitter family loss and the search for redemption and self-identity.