High-powered Boston attorney Teri Dane learned well the pain associated with caring deeply about someone. Having grown up watching her father physically abuse her mother, Teri swore that she would never allow any man to have the power to hurt her. Since then, she has protected her heart by caring only about the things that she wanted.
Now, at the age of forty-nine, she's reached the pinnacle of her career by attaining a partnership in the largest law firm in the country. Living the lavish lifestyle that comes with such stature, she feels she has it all. But when she rejects a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, John, it sends him spiraling into a drunken despair, and he ends up dead after a late-night robbery.
John's older brother, Mike, a doctor who works with the poor in Ethiopia, blames Teri's cold heart for John's death and decides to teach her a lesson. Taken from the comforts of luxury and security in Boston, Teri is plunged directly into the midst of suffering, hunger, and pain in Ethiopia. Forced to witness so many innocents suffer, she is compelled to confront her life's greatest fear of becoming emotionally attached. But is it too late for her to learn?