Gwen leaves her no-good, cheating husband and moves back to her hometown. Shortly thereafter, she discovers that her old boyfriend is in jail awaiting a prison term. After attending his sentencing, she realizes that she still has feelings for him. Through open letters and contact visits, Gwen and Willie begin to develop a closeness that they never shared before. Willie learns the gift of giving himself as he stumbles his way back into Gwen's heart. Gwen finds solace in a man who, unlike her husband, knows the right words to say to make her feel complete. Together they face obstacles while learning the true meaning of faith, trust, and commitment. Such obstacles have also changed the fate of one confused boy, one letter at a time.
Based on actual experiences, this story of trials and tribulations focuses on African American relationships today, but women of all nationalities who have experienced deceit or disrespect from the men in their lives will find it relevant.