Vanessa's family has to escape the nightmare of the war in Bosnia. She has to learn to rebuild her life and grow into a young woman without her closest friends, and tragically, her father. Croatia is completely different from the home that she was used to. They thought it was better, but it still had it's struggles.
Will Vanessa make new friends? Will she make it college? Will she find true love? Will true love be strong enough to survive yet another drastic move?