When the woman she always thought was her mother dies, Gail Templeton learns that she was adopted as a baby and that her birth mother still lives in California. Impulsively, Gail decides to go to California to find her.
But in California, confronting the lovely estate overlooking the Pacific where her birth mother lives, she is taken by a sudden fear of rejection. Was her birth kept a secret from family and friends? Is her mother a socialite who will be embarrassed by Gail’s Christian faith and by the fact she is just a special education teacher? Gail loses her courage, makes her way down to the beach under the cliff, finds what looks like a cozy spot, and sits down to contemplate the beautiful ocean and think.
Almost immediately, she is interrupted by an angry man, Ron Casabon, who shouts at her in Spanish and English, telling her to leave and calling her Loro. When the cliff behind them crumbles at the edge and they are both showered with dirt and rocks, Gail’s ankle is sprained.
Ron takes Gail to his home. When he learns that Gail is a teacher, he hires her to help his little daughter, Tabitha, who cannot speak and has been diagnosed as autistic.
Gail and Ron fall passionately in love and want to marry, but obstacles remain. Ron is suspected of murdering his wife. Gail does not want to be “unequally yoked.” Someone wants to kidnap and kill Tabitha. Gail meets her birth mother and her lookalike half-sister, Loro, a jealous cocaine addict also in love with Ron.
Can Gail, with God’s help, overcome these problems? Is He telling her that love, in the form of Ron, her mother, Tabitha, and Loro, is calling?