Dakota Lewis is determined to never live the same life as her mother—a sheltered housewife mistreated by her abusive husband. As she heads off to Columbia University on a full scholarship, Dakota is excited to begin a new life inspired by her love of God.
Two years later, Dakota gets involved with Rakiem Bennett, a martial artist with a heart of gold and a dream of one day managing a dojo that will provide an escape for at-risk children. But Dakota sees other plans for their future, setting off a series of disagreements that prompts her to doubt their relationship.
As she battles her own problems and worsening family burdens, Dakota’s prayers are left unanswered, leaving her to question her faith in God. She then meets Dominique, a successful entrepreneur who quickly sweeps her off her feet—and discovers Rakiem’s infidelity, leading her to choose Dominique as her life partner. But it is not long before Dakota finds herself in the midst of her worst fear: trapped in an abusive marriage, just like her mother.
In this emotional tale, a woman desperate to escape her madness must learn to rely on her faith and inner strength to break a cycle of abuse as she seek her true destiny.