Mary Simpson is shocked to see a message posted on an Internet
adoption site from Joan Foster—the baby she gave up thirty-five
years ago. While she is thrilled to hear from her daughter, the message
jolts Mary back in time to the confusing days that began sweetly with
innocent naïveté and sadly ended with harsh reality.
As a teenager growing up in the late sixties, Mary is a sweet, gentle
girl with eyes the shade of a clear summer sky. But when Mary’s
hippie neighbour introduces her to members of a religious cult, her
life suddenly changes forever. Lured into the sect by Christopher, the
handsome and sly leader of a God’s Children tribe, Mary experiences
a horrendous year that culminates in the creation of a new life and
subsequently an unbearable decision.
Now many years later, her daughter, Joan, is desperate to find her—
for now it is a matter of life and death. Both mother and daughter go
through a tremendous transformation as their lives intertwine during a
time of shared crisis. As they frantically search for hope, they discover
their souls and now understand the true meaning of love.