As a child, the people Samantha Dearheart loved most were her parents, Cyril and Faith. Together, they lived above her father’s small grocery store not far from Samantha’s school in downtown Boston. When Samantha’s mother gets sick, the young girl thinks the illness will pass. Instead, at the age of ten, she loses her mother to cancer.
Samantha stays strong for her dad. She wants to grow up just like him and nothing like her hateful, controlling Aunt Judith. Andrea Wilson is new to the city as a student at Boston University, and she agrees to help care for Samantha. Andrea misses her family, and she’s unsure of her path. Driven to succeed as a lawyer like her parents, she has no time for love.
When tragedy strikes Samantha again, she finds no comfort with her Aunt Judith. She has no choice but to face life’s challenges head-on while fighting for her future and family. Together, Samantha and Andrea must learn to take care of themselves, each other, and their hearts in order to survive the ups and downs of life, love, and friendship.