Life seems ‘picture perfect’ for Army veteran Pauline Parril–a solid career, a loving (though slightly absent) husband, two adorable young children. Perfect that is, until the usual Friday meeting at the office ends with a termination letter. As Pauline navigates the difficulties of unemployment, she finds the handles of her world turning upside down. Her estranged daughter, Serenity, returns home with shocking secrets. Her husband, Donald, is not the person she thought she knew, and a handsome stranger opens her eyes to the complex worlds of poetry and temptation.