After a meager and emotionally challenging childhood, Mary leaves home at age sixteen to forge her own path. Fueled by a strong sense of self-preservation and tenacity, Mary works hard to claw her way out of the darkness and find her purpose in life. When her path leads her to make two new friends, Mary eventually finds her way to Florida where a new beginning awaits.
A leap of faith prompts Mary to step into a world she never knew existed: a world of athlete superstars, soul-sucking fans, and more money than she could ever imagine. After Mary marries Javier Cortez, a Detroit Tiger baseball player, she must weather the storm of being treated as an outsider first by the trophy wives and then by his strong Cuban family. Now as she attempts to survive the emotional toll of her choices, Mary can only hope that Javier loves her enough to help her stand steadfast against the gossip, false accusations, and other dangerous obstacles that threaten to drive her away.
Minute by Minute shares the insightful story of one woman’s search for enduring love after she marries a professional baseball player and realizes that her challenges have just begun.