Carline Lissade has lost her entire family due to the rigors of life in Haiti. Her first and only attempt to earn money to support herself go terribly wrong, and she flees for her life. While on the run, she meets a married United States senator, who has traveled to Haiti to negotiate a trade agreement. He becomes smitten with her and arranges for her to move to Florida, his home state. Carline believes that a move to the states may keep her out of danger, but she finds that the bloodthirsty men pursuing her do not give up easily. As the men pull out all stops to find Carline, she gets accustomed to a new country, deals with the senator's jealous wife, and reconnects with an old Mennonite friend with challenges of his own. Can she find the friends, connections and contentment she so desperately yearns for in her new land? Will she survive the encroaching danger? Will those around her survive?