Postwar Chicago, 1949. World War II was over. Newfound freedoms were enjoyed by women more than ever before in the history of the United States. Kathy, a naive nineteen-year-old, was sent to Chicago from the farmlands of Ohio, to care for her aunt. After Kathy’s strict, overbearing Christian mother ran off Kathy’s boyfriend, after finding them kissing in the barn, she didn’t realize that trying to protect her daughter from the sins and evils of the world would drive Kathy to the greatest downfall of her life.
Rob and Kathy worked side by side through the summer. Rob, the tall, blond, blue-eyed foreman of a painting crew, shows his affections toward Kathy. Yet something is wrong that Kathy can’t put her finger on. There’s something about Rob that stays hidden behind his handsome, sometimes angry facade. When Kathy finds herself in a situation beyond her control, she makes a decision to do the unthinkable because of the dictates of society. Kathy’s anger and guilt has no bounds. She loses two people she loves more than anyone, and her anger and wrath turn toward God. Why did He allow the circumstances to happen that brought her to this point in her life? Would she ever be able to live a normal life again? Would she ever be able to find freedom from the anger and guilt that threatens to smother her every day, every hour, every minute? Would she ever be able to love and trust God again?