Shelby’s life isn’t glamorous, but it is predictable—and that’s the way she likes it. A survivor of her father’s violence, she has spent a lifetime creating a safe existence devoid of dependence. But her carefully managed life begins to crack when she becomes legal guardian to Shayla, a four-year-old carrying a secret that shatters her world.
In a drastic attempt to escape her past, Shelby accepts a teaching position in Germany, hoping for a fresh start. But as she tries to adjust to a new job, a new culture, a new daughter and the ardent pursuit of a persistent basketball coach, Shelby begins to wonder if she made the right choice—or if the past will continue to threaten the future she desires.