"I am truly going to leave home," Emmy Moser has decided.
Marilyn, Emmy's mother, is livid. "You will not leave. Do you hear me? You will not go away for the summer, you ungrateful girl! How dare you conspire with your father against me? It is time for you to get serious about finding a husband."
Emmy backs away from her mother. Her heart is pounding, and her legs shake. Her throat is so dry it closes up. She is afraid to speak. "I must overcome! I must conquer my fear of conflict," she tells herself. She is sure her voice will fail her.
“Mother," she begins, pleased with her strong, firm tone. "I plan on spending this summer with Uncle Carl and his family."
But can Emmy break free of her mother's interference and gain independence?
And most importantly, will she find love? Emmy doesn't even know what she is missing, but she knows she has to give this opportunity a chance.
God has so much in store for her, including love—but at what cost? Emmy can’t even begin to imagine what true love is, but this extended family of hers may hold the key to learning to genuinely love.