Oriana Sanders is always happy. And why shouldn't she be? She enjoys a close relationship with God and a purposed-filled career teaching troubled kids. She even has the potential for romance in her sister's friend, Nicanor, whose dark good looks and brooding manner make him an intriguing project for Oriana. Oriana's attempts to reach Nicanor with the joy of the Lord are brought to a halt when a confrontation with her student's drug-dealing brother ends in tragedy. Facing darkness she has never known, can Oriana learn to forgive the unforgivable and find her way through the shadows to the light?