When lovely Cornelia Copley's mother becomes ill, Cornelia must leave her beloved college and return home to care for her family. But things at home have changed a great deal. Her family is living in near poverty in a shabby and dismal little house. And her younger brother has become rebellious and distant.
Cornelia is filled with dismay and self-pity. Then she overhears her youngest brother and her sister calling her self-centered and ungrateful. Suddenly Cornelia realizes that what they are saying is true-- she has only been making matters worse! So she devises a strategy to repair the damage she has caused.
But is it too late? Can Cornelia find the right way to bring her precious family together again and bring them a renewed sense of faith and hope?